The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Associated British Foods Plc of Dorset Cereals Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|28 October 2014||Decision published|
|6 October 2014||Decision announced|
|11 August 2014||Launch of merger inquiry|
Case reference: ME/6452/14
CMA clearance decision
6 October 2014: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Associated British Foods Plc of Dorset Cereals Limited. The full text of the decision is available below:
- Full text decision (28.10.14)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
8 August 2014: The CMA is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction has resulted 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 has resulted, or may be expected to result, in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.
Please send written representations about any competition issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority