Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Rail Tours Touristik GmbH; RAILTOUR (SUISSE) SA - BWB/Z-6082 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Rail Tours Touristik GmbH; RAILTOUR (SUISSE) SA

BWB/Z-6082

20.09.2022

On 19.09.2022 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

Rail Tours Touristik GmbH (Austria) intends to acquire a non-controlling interest of 33.4% of the  shares in RAILTOUR (SUISSE) SA (Switzerland). 

ÖNACE Code: Travel agency, tour operator reservation service and related activities; Computer programming, consultancy and related activities; Passenger rail transport, interurban 

Industry sector: H - Verkehr und Lagerei J - Information und Kommunikation, N - Erbringung von sonstigen wirtschaftlichen Dienstleistungen

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 17.10.2022.

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 18.10.2022 .

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