FRANKFURT, July 30 Rhoen-Klinikum said
German antitrust regulators had banned rival Asklepios
from taking a blocking stake of over 10 percent in
Rhoen because Asklepios would not meet the conditions imposed by
"The Federal Cartel Office has declared that the intended
increase of Asklepios' shareholding to 10.1 percent is now
prohibited," Rhoen said in a statement.
The cartel office in March approved the planned share
purchases on condition that Asklepios sell a hospital and a
medical centre in the Goslar region.
(Reporting by Ludwig Burger)