Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Blackstone Inc.; ABC HoldCo Limited - BWB/Z-5751 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Blackstone Inc.; ABC HoldCo Limited



On 10.11.2021 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

Indirect acquisition of sole control of ABC HoldCo (Jersey) Limited, United Kingdom, by Blackstone Inc., USA.

Economic Sector: Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities

Industry sector: J - Information und Kommunikation

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 09.12.2021.

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 10.12.2021 .

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