The German Competition Authority prohibits a merger in the waste management market (Remondis / DSD)

Bundeskartellamt prohibits Remondis/DSD merger* Bonn, 11 July 2019: The Bundeskartellamt has today prohibited the proposed acquisition by REMONDIS SE & Co. KG of all the shares in the dual system DSD - Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG. Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt: “The proposed merger would have significantly impeded competition between the dual systems for packaging recycling. It would have led to higher costs for DSD’s competitors, significant market share gains for DSD and finally higher prices for the disposal of sales packaging. A further problematic aspect is the fact that the two companies achieve joint market shares of 40 to 60 per cent in the marketing of recycled glass. The

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority prohibits a merger in the waste management market (Remondis / DSD), 11 July 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2019, Art. N° 91184

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