Amazon / Deliveroo merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the acquisition by Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC of certain rights and a minority shareholding in Roofoods Ltd (trading as Deliveroo).

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
TBC Deadline for phase 1 decision*
TBC Launch of merger inquiry
15 August 2019 to 30 August 2019 Invitation to comment
24 June 2019 Initial enforcement order

(*) This date is the current statutory deadline by when the decision will be announced. If any change occurs, the information is refreshed as soon as practicable. However, the CMA cannot guarantee that the decision will be announced on or before this current deadline, as the deadline of a given case may change during the merger assessment process due to different reasons.

Phase 1

Invitation to comment: closes 30 August 2019

15 August 2019: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction may 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.

To assist it with this assessment, the CMA invites comments on the transaction from any interested party.

These comments should be provided by the deadline set out above (30 August 2019).

Initial enforcement order

24 June 2019: The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Amazon.com, Inc, Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC, the UK branch of Amazon EU SARL and Roofoods Ltd (Deliveroo), in relation to the acquisition by Amazon of certain rights and a minority shareholding in Deliveroo.

Amendments/consents granted

Contact

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

Faye Fullalove
Competition and Markets Authority
The Cabot
25 Cabot Square
London
E14 4QZ
United Kingdom

Faye.fullalove@cma.gov.uk

Published 5 July 2019
Last updated 15 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Invitation to comment.
  2. First published.