Caracal & Steyr in the USA
This year Tawazun Holdings acquired Caracal International, including its subsidiaries. Merkel, a gunmaker founded in 1898 in the eastern part of Germany, was among those assets.
Tawazun is part of the UAE government’s Offest Program Bureau, which expands the UAE economy outside of oil (see first image).
Anschutz, Caracal, and Merkel firearms are imported by Steyr Arms, Inc in the USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Steyr-Mannlicher of Austria. Caracal Industries does their own distribution whereas Steyr also handles distribution for Anschutz and Merkel. I had to verify with Caracal and Steyr for clarity