Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc / Onex Corporation / Wildlife Holdings Inc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the proposed acquisition of joint control over Wildlife Holdings Inc. by Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. and Onex Corporation following the European Commission’s decision to partially refer the case to the United Kingdom under Article 4(4) of the EC Merger Regulation.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
TBC Deadline for phase 1 decision (*)
11 April to 29 April 2019 Invitation to comment
11 April 2019 Launch of merger inquiry

(*) 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

Notice of extension of the initial period

Invitation to comment: closes 29 April 2019

11 April 2019: 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

11 April 2019: The CMA has launched its phase 1 investigation following the European Commission’s decision to partially refer the case to the United Kingdom under Article 4(4) of the EC Merger Regulation.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Marie-Madeleine Husunu
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

marie-madeleine.husunu@cma.gov.uk

Published 11 April 2019
Last updated 12 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Notice of extension published.
  2. First published.