Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Kohler Co.; ACG HoldCo GmbH - BWB/Z-6445 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Kohler Co.; ACG HoldCo GmbH



On 06.12.2023 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

Kohler Co., USA, intends to aquire all shares in ACG HoldCo GmbH, Germany, which is indirectly holding all shares in Klafs Group. 

The concentration concerns the sauna and spa solution business.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 03.01.2024.

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 04.01.2024 .

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