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.

Statutory timetable

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

Phase 1

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.

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.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:

Daniella Sinobad
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

daniella.sinobad@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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