The German Competition Authority clears a merger between two national agricultural products suppliers subject to conditions (RaiWa Kassel / RWZ Cologne)

Agricultural trade: RaiWa Kassel can acquire 19 locations of RWZ Cologne – Bundeskartellamt allows merger only after changes to merger plans* The Bundeskartellamt has today cleared the acquisition of 19 locations of the agricultural cooperative Raiffeisen Waren-Zentrale Rhein-Main eG (RWZ), Cologne, by Raiffeisen Waren GmbH (RaiWa), Kassel. The companies had amended their original plans before the clearance because of the Bundeskartellamt's competition concerns. The launch of a joint venture, Raiffeisen AgriTrading Rhein-Main GmbH & Co. KG, to market agricultural products (grain and oil seeds) at wholesale level, was also cleared. RaiWa supplies agricultural products and services and operates 62 locations, mainly in Hesse, Thuringia and Saxony. In 2019 the company achieved a

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority clears a merger between two national agricultural products suppliers subject to conditions (RaiWa Kassel / RWZ Cologne), 21 April 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 100382

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