The German Bundeskartellamt clears a merger in the gas supply market subject to the divestiture of minority stakes in two energy supply companies (E.ON Avacon / WEVG)

The operation On 25 September 2007, E.ON Energie AG (“E.ON Energie”) on behalf of E.ON Avacon AG (“E.ON Avacon”) notified the Bundeskartellamt of its intention to increase its stake in the equity capital of WEVG Wasser- und Energieversorgungsgesellschaft mbH Salzgitter (“WEVG”) from 10% to 50.2%. WEVG is a communal energy supply company supplying the town of Salzgitter with natural gas, community heating and water. WEVG's turnover in 2006 was €74.5m. WEVG is supplied with natural gas by E.ON Avacon on the basis of a two-year contract. E.ON Avacon is a regional energy company supplying electricity, natural gas, community heating and water in parts of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. In

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Jonas S. Brueckner, The German Bundeskartellamt clears a merger in the gas supply market subject to the divestiture of minority stakes in two energy supply companies (E.ON Avacon / WEVG), 19 December 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2007, Art. N° 20792

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