The German Competition Authority prohibits a merger in the printing industry (MBO / Heidelberger Druckmaschinen)

Bundeskartellamt prohibits acquisition of MBO group by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG* Bonn, 7 May 2019: The Bundeskartellamt has today prohibited the proposed acquisition of all the shares in HB Vermögensverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. HB Vermögensverwaltungsgesellschaft is the sole shareholder of the folding machine manufacturer MBO Maschinenbau Oppenweiler Binder GmbH (MBO group). The merger affects the market for special machines for the manufacture of sheet folding machines for industrial printing processes. Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt: “By acquiring the MBO group the market leader Heidelberger Druckmaschinen would take over its main competitor. There are already only

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority prohibits a merger in the printing industry (MBO / Heidelberger Druckmaschinen), 7 May 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2019, Art. N° 90621

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