June 18
Juan Jonás
9th June 2021
Competition & State Aid

Acquisition of joint control over Roast Market by Melitta and Burda: approval decision published

The European Commission’s decision of 21 May 2021 approving, under Article 6(1)(b) of the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of joint control over Roast Market GmbH (online coffee retailer) has been officially published. 

The acquiring companies are:

Melitta Unternehmensgruppe Bentz KG (manufacturer and supplier of coffee and coffee making equipment); and  Burda GmbH, belonging to Hubert Burda Media Holding KG (active in media, e-commerce, printing, marketing, retail, shareholdings and service provision)

All of the involved companies are based in Germany.

The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, given the limited foreseen activities of the joint venture in the E


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