Enviva Holdings / Green Circle Bio Energy merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Enviva Holdings LP of the entire issued share capital of Green Circle Bio Energy, Inc.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
3 February 2015 Decision published
22 December 2014 Decision announced
29 October to 12 November Invitation to comment
29 October 2014 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

22 December 2014: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition Enviva Holdings LP of Green Circle Bio Energy Inc. The full text of the decision is available below:

Invitation to comment: Now closed

29 October 2014: The CMA is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction has resulted in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 and, if so, whether the creation of that situation has resulted, or may be expected to result, in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.

Launch of CMA merger inquiry

29 October 2014: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.


Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Thomas Wood
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


Published 22 December 2014
Last updated 3 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.