BUNDESKARTELLAMT APPROVES THE ACQUISITION OF A MINORITY SHARE OF RA MICRO BY C.H. BECK
The Bundeskartellamt has approved the acquisition of a minority share in the provider of practice management software for law firms, RA MICRO Software AG, Berlin, by the publishing house C.H. Beck, Munich.
As a result of preliminary examination, it is stated by the Bundeskartellamt that even though the question arose whether the merger could impede competitors in future, there is no tangible indications of such strategies. The fact that the C.H. Beck publishing house is only acquiring a minority shareholding play a role in the decision.
Moreover, the investigation showed in particular that, as a result of the merger, the C.H. Beck publishing house is not expected to grant RA-MICRO or other associated companies privileged access to its online database.
You can reach the full text of the Bundeskartellamt’s announcement here.
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