Carl Zeiss AG to Acquire Sole Control Over Carl Zeiss Vision

BRUSSELS—The European Commission announced Wednesday that it has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of Carl Zeiss Vision by Carl Zeiss AG, both of Germany. Carl Zeiss AG currently already holds joint control over Carl Zeiss Vision together with EQT III Fund.

Carl Zeiss Vision manufactures a broad range of ophthalmic lenses, production systems for eyeglass lens production, ophthalmic diagnostic systems and viewing aids. Carl Zeiss AG is active in the optical and opto-electronic industries, offering products and services for medical technologies, for the semiconductor, automotive and engineering industries as well as for optical consumer goods. It is controlled by Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung which also owns Schott AG, active in manufacturing specialty materials, components and systems for different industries, such as household appliances, pharmaceuticals and solar energy.

The operation was examined under the European Commission’s simplified merger review procedure.