Actavis UK / Auden Mckenzie merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Actavis UK Limited of Auden Mckenzie Holdings Ltd.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
30 June 2015 Decision published
21 May 2015 Decision announced
30 March to 15 April 2015 Invitation to comment
30 March 2015 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

21 May 2015: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Actavis UK Limited of Auden Mckenzie Holdings Ltd. The full text of the decision will be available shortly.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

30 March 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.

Launch of merger inquiry

30 March 2015: The CMA launched its merger inquiry following receipt of a satisfactory notification.


Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Thomas Wood
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

Published 30 March 2015
Last updated 30 June 2015 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. First published.