Anglo American plc / Lafarge S.A. merger inquiry (CC)

The CC required Anglo American plc and Lafarge to sell a significant portfolio of operations prior to the proposed construction materials joint venture going ahead.

Administrative timetable

  • Published on 22 November 2011 as required by Rule 6 of the Competition Commission Rules of Procedure. This revised timetable replaces the one published on 22 September 2011. Any revisions made to the timetable will be published on this website.
Phase 2 Action
2 September 2011 Merger reference made
11 October 2011 Publish statement of issues
September to mid-January 2011 Gathering information, issuing questionnaires, third party hearings, analysis
Mid-January 2012 Main party hearings
27 January 2012 Deadline for all parties’ responses/submissions required before pro-visional findings
Late January to early February 2012 Verifying information, considering provisional findings
Mid-February 2012 Notifying provisional findings and considering possible remedies
Late March 2012 Response hearing(s) (if required)
28 March 2012 Final deadline for all parties’ responses/submissions
Late April 2012 Publish final report
1 May 2012 Revised statutory deadline

Phase 2

Date of referral: 02/09/2011 Statutory deadline: 01/05/2012




26 April 2018: Following a request by Tarmac Trading Limited under the Anglo American / Lafarge undertakings, the CMA has decided to give its consent to Tarmac’s reacquisition of certain assets of Breedon Group plc. More information about the Tarmac Trading Limited / Breedon Group plc merger inquiry.


CC-commissioned research and surveys

GfK: AngloLafarge competitor and customer survey

Responses to provisional findings report and Notice of possible remedies

Summaries of hearings held with third parties

Initial submissions

News releases

Core documents

Phase 1

Anticipated joint venture between Anglo American plc and Lafarge S.A.

2 September 2011 - Reference

Affected market: Supply of construction materials

SIC code: 14.5

Press release (2 September 2011)

Affected market: Supply of construction materials

Case reference number: ME/5007/11

Proposed joint venture between Anglo American PLC and Lafarge SA

Published 11 July 2014
Last updated 15 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text decision published.
  2. Undertakings updated.
  3. First published.