The German Bundeskartellamt cleared a merger in the market for waste disposal services subject to remedies, including the divestiture of investments and assets (Alba/RWE MV)

The operation On 21 November 2005 Alba AG (“Alba”) notified the Bundeskartellamt of its proposed acquisition of RWE Umwelt Mecklenburg Vorpommern GmbH (“RWE MV”). Alba is active as a provider of waste disposal services for commercial and industrial clients as well as municipalities. RWE MV is a provider of waste disposal services in Mecklenburg-West Pommerania, including the collection and transport of all types of waste. On 17 March 2006 and after main examination proceedings, the Bundeskartellamt cleared the merger subject to the remedies described below. The market(s) The relevant product markets defined by the Bundeskartellamt and relating to the remedies were for (i) the collection/transport of unsorted household waste and (ii) the market for the collection and

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Jonas S. Brueckner, The German Bundeskartellamt cleared a merger in the market for waste disposal services subject to remedies, including the divestiture of investments and assets (Alba/RWE MV), 17 March 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2006, Art. N° 20772

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