The Service of the Commission for the Protection of Competition has received a notification of a concentration by EQT Fund Management S.ΰ.r.l., regarding the acquisition of the share capital of mertus 435.GmbH, SUSE Linux GmbH and SUSE LLC, via Marcel Bidco GmbH.
EQT Fund Management S.a.r.l. constitutes a global investment firm that offers investors a wide range of alternative funds and other investment products. EQT also offers capital market solutions for its business, its portfolio companies and other clients. The private equity funds, managed by EQT, invest in companies in various fields.
Marcel Bidco GmbH constitutes a vehicle company for the purposes of the present takeover owned by EQT Fund Management S.a.r.l..
The target in this merger is the share capital of mertus 435. GmbH (renamed as SUSE International Holdings GmbH), SUSE Linux GmbH and SUSE LLC. Mertus 435. GmbH and SUSE Linux GmbH are companies duly registered under the laws of Germany, whereas SUSE LLC is a company duly registered under the laws of the United States of America. The three companies constitute the SUSE enterprise which is an open source software activity that focuses on operating systems for servers and other infrastructure software.