The German Competition Authority clears a merger in the market for stationary x-ray systems for non-destructive testing subject to remedies, including the divestment of the target’s subsidiaries in the US and Germany (GE / InVision)

The operation On 24 April 2004 the Bundeskartellamt was notified of the proposed acquisition of the entire share capital of InVision Technologies, Inc., USA (“InVision”) by General Electric Company, USA (“GE”). With the notification the parties announced that they intended to divest two subsidiaries of InVision, comprising Yxlon International Inc., USA and Yxlon International Holding GmbH, Germany (“Yxlon GmbH”). The divestment of Yxlon GmbH included its three subsidiaries: Yxlon International Holdings (Denmark); Yxlon International X-Ray GmbH (Germany); and Yxlon International (Japan). GE is the world's largest technology and services group active in a large number of business fields, including the development and production of non-destructive testing technology. InVision and its

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Jonas S. Brueckner, The German Competition Authority clears a merger in the market for stationary x-ray systems for non-destructive testing subject to remedies, including the divestment of the target’s subsidiaries in the US and Germany (GE / InVision), 17 August 2004, e-Competitions August 2004, Art. N° 20766

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