Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act
Gerflor S.A.S.; DLW-Group
the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:
Gerflor S.A. S (Villeurbanne, France) intends to indirectly acquire the production facility, related assets in Delmenhorst (Germany), production equipment (spare parts and individual parts of a production line) at DLW group's site in Bietigheim-Bissingen (Germany) and all shares in DLW Flooring Denmark A/S and DLW Switzerland AG from DLW Flooring GmbH (Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany), DLW Property GmbH (Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany) and DLW Licensing GmbH (Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany).
The intended concentration concerns the production of flooring systems based on linoleum.
Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on
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.
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