Anglian Water / Northumbrian Water merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated non-household retail water and sewerage services joint venture between Anglian Water Group Ltd and Northumbrian Water Group Ltd.

Case timetable

Phase 1 date Action
24 August 2017 Decision published
1 August 2017 Decision announced
6 to 20 June 2017 Invitation to comment
6 June 2017 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

1 August 2017: The CMA has cleared the anticipated non-household retail water and sewerage services joint venture between Anglian Water Group Ltd and Northumbrian Water Group Ltd. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

6 June 2017: 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

6 June 2017: The CMA has launched its phase 1 investigation following the European Commission’s decision to refer the case to the United Kingdom under Article 4(4) of the EC Merger Regulation.

Contact

mergersupportteam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 6 June 2017
Last updated 24 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Full text decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.