Atos Medical / Countrywide Supplies merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the completed acquisition of Countrywide Supplies Limited by Atos Medical SE.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
14 September 2015 Decision published
7 August 2015 Decision announced
1 July 2015 Launch of merger inquiry
30 June to 14 July 2015 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

7 August 2015: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Atos Medical SE of Countrywide Supplies Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Launch of CMA merger inquiry

1 July 2015: The CMA notified the parties that the initial period would commence on 2 July 2015.

Invitation to comment: closes 14 July 2015

30 June 2015: 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:

Peter Swan
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

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