ACCO Europe / Esselte Group Holdings merger inquiry
The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by ACCO Europe Limited of the entire issued share capital in Esselte Group Holdings.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|13 February 2017||Decision published|
|20 January 2017||Decision announced|
|2 December to 15 December 2016||Invitation to comment|
|2 December 2016||Launch of merger inquiry|
CMA clearance decision
20 January 2017: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by ACCO Europe Limited of the entire issued share capital in Esselte Group Holdings. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (13.2.17)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
2 December 2016: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, if carried into effect, will result 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 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 merger inquiry
2 December 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the Parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (2.12.16)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 2 December 2016
Updated: 13 February 2017
Opened: 2 December 2016
Closed: 13 February 2017
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- First published.