AXA PPP Healthcare / Simplyhealth merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by AXA PPP healthcare Limited of the private medical insurance business of Simplyhealth Group Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
3 August 2015 Decision published
21 July 2015 Decision announced
4 June 2015 Launch of merger inquiry
4 June to 18 June 2015 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

21 July 2015: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by AXA PPP healthcare Limited of the private medical insurance business of Simplyhealth Group Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Launch of merger inquiry

4 June 2015: The CMA announced the launch of it’s merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

4 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.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:

Tobe Nwaogu
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

tobe.nwaogu@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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