Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Stanley Black & Decker Inc.; MTD Products Inc. - BWB/Z-5708 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Stanley Black & Decker Inc.; MTD Products Inc.



On 15.10.2021 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

Stanley Black & Decker Inc., USA, intends to acquire the remaining 80 % of the shares in and sole control over MTD Holdings Inc., USA.


Economic Sector: Manufacture of other tools

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 12.11.2021.

Entrepreneurs whose legal or economic interests are affected by the merger can bring in a written statement at the Federal Competition Authority or the Federal Cartel Prosecutor within 14 days from publication date.

Note: The intervening party has no right to a certain treatment of the statement and will not gain a party position.

Non-prohibition of the merger

The Federal Competition Authority and the Federal Cartel Prosecutor have not applied for examination of the merger by the Cartel Court. The standstill obligation (§ 17 (1) Cartel Act) ends with effect from 13.11.2021 .

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