Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

SKion GmbH; BMZ Holding GmbH - BWB/Z-6446 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

SKion GmbH; BMZ Holding GmbH



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

Planned purchase process

Skion GmbH (Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe, Germany) intends to aquire a minority shareholding of more than 25% in BMZ Holding GmbH (Karlstein am Main, Germany). The envisaged concentration concerns the manufacture and supply of battery modules and systems. 

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 waived their right to apply for examination of the merger by the Cartel Court before the deadline. The standstill obligation (§ 17(1) Cartel Act) ends with effect from 22.12.2023 .

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