Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Acunmedya Holding B.V.; Sport1 GmbH - BWB/Z-6552 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Acunmedya Holding B.V.; Sport1 GmbH



On 12.04.2024 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

Acunmedya Holding B.V., Netherlands, intends to acquire 50% of the shares in and joint control over Sport1 GmbH, Germany. The seller, Sport1 Holding GmbH, Germany, which is a controlled subsidiary of Highlight Event and Entertainment AG, Switzerland, will retain a jointly controlling stake of 50% in Sport1 GmbH. The proposed transaction relates to sports media. 

Industry sector: 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 10.05.2024.

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 11.05.2024 .

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