Arla Foods Limited / Yeo Valley Dairies merger inquiry

The CMA has investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by Arla Foods Limited of Yeo Valley Dairies Limited including a licence to supply certain dairy products under the Yeo Valley brand.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
11 July 2018 Decision announced
17 May 2018 to 1 June 2018 Invitation to comment
17 May 2018 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

11 July 2018: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Arla Foods Limited of Yeo Valley Dairies Limited including a licence to supply certain dairy products under the Yeo Valley brand. The full text of the decision will be available shortly.

Invitation to comment: now closed

17 May 2018: 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

17 May 2018: 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:

Matteo Alchini
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

matteo.alchini@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 17 May 2018
Last updated 11 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Clearance decision announced.
  2. First published.