Bundeskartellamt intends to prohibit merger of DSD and Remondis

The Bundeskartellamt will prohibit the takeover of the Dual System Deutschland (DSD) by the Remondis on the basis of competition concerns. The Office has informed the two companies that "the acquisition of DSD by Remondis would lead to an impediment of competition in the dual system in Germany. There are fears of higher costs for DSD's competitors, significant market share gains for DSD and ultimately higher prices on the market for dual systems". A study by DICE Consult on behalf of the bvse came to a similar conclusion and also classified the intended merger as critical.