M/12/009 – DZ Bank / WGZ Bank

Transaction details

The joint notification by DZ Bank AG and WGZ Bank AG of the merger of DZ Equity Partner GmbH and WGZ Initiativkapital GmbH has been cleared by The Competition Authority.

Notification date Decision date
Thursday June 21, 2012 Thursday, July 12, 2012
Parties Involved Business activities
DZ Bank AG

DZ Bank is a central and commercial bank incorporated in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


WGZ Bank is a member of the Association of Cooperative Banks (Finanz Gruppe Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken) and is the regional central bank for approximately 204 local cooperative banks / credit unions in the North Rhine, Westphalia and Rhineland Pfalz in Germany.

DZ Equity Partner GmbH

DZ Equity Partner GmbH is a subsidiary of DZ Bank.

WGZ Initiativkapital GmbH

WGZ Initiativkapital GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of WGZ Bank.

Economic sector Media merger
The provision of private equity services primarily in Germany. No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, July 2, 2012
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Barry O'Donnell

Tel: 01-804 5396, email: bod@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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