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Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

BASF Plant Science GmbH; Biocrates Life Sciences AG; Metanomics Health GmbH

BWB/Z-3739 01.12.2017

On 01.12.2017 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Industry sector:  Agriculture, forestry and fishing

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 29.12.2017.

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 30.12.2017 .