The German Bundeskartellamt cleared a merger in the market for waste disposal services subject to conditions and obligations, including the divestiture of shares and assets of both the acquirer and the target (Remondis/RWE Umwelt)

The operation On 12 October 2004 Rethmann AG & Co. KG (“Rethmann”) notified the Bundeskartellamt of its proposed acquisition, via its subsidiary Remondis Unternehmesbeteiligungs GmbH, of all the shares of RWE Umwelt AG (“RWE Umwelt”). Rethmann is the controlling company of the Remondis group (as of 1 January 2005 the names of Rethmann's subsidiaries were changed to “Remondis”). Remondis is Rethmann's operating business for all types of waste disposal services (collection and transport, sorting and recycling) and is Germany's second largest waste disposal company. RWE Umwelt is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RWE AG. RWE Umwelt provides waste disposal services (collection and transport, sorting, recycling and environmental consulting). Like Remondis, RWE Umwelt is active in all the major

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Jonas S. Brueckner, The German Bundeskartellamt cleared a merger in the market for waste disposal services subject to conditions and obligations, including the divestiture of shares and assets of both the acquirer and the target (Remondis/RWE Umwelt), 23 February 2005, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2005, Art. N° 20767

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