Badgerline merger undertakings review
The CMA is reviewing undertakings given by Badgerline Holdings Ltd following its merger with Midland Red West Holdings Ltd in 1989.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|July/August 2017||Publish final decision|
|9 June 2017||Publish and consult on provisional decision|
|February to April 2017||Evidence gathering|
|31 January 2017||Review launched and initial request for evidence|
9 June: The CMA has provisionally decided that undertakings given in 1989 by Badgerline Holdings Ltd, now FirstGroup Holdings Ltd, relating to the completed acquisition by Badgerline Holdings Ltd of Midland Red West Holdings Ltd, subsequently amended and given by FirstBus plc in 1996, should be released.
- Provisional decision (9.6.17)
- Notice of intention to release undertakings (9.6.17)
- News story: CMA set to remove bus undertakings in Bristol (9.6.17)
The CMA is now consulting on this provisional decision. Any comments from stakeholders should be accompanied by supporting evidence and provided in writing by Friday 30 June 2017 to:
Competition and Markets Authority
6th Floor, East
Review group appointed
2 February 2017: The CMA appointed the group for the review of the undertakings on 1 February 2017.
- FirstGroup Holdings Ltd (31.1.17)
Decision to undertake review
31 January 2017: The CMA has decided to review the undertakings given in 1989 by Badgerline Holdings Ltd, now FirstGroup Holdings Limited, arising from its acquisition of Midland Red West Holdings Ltd (trading as City Line). These undertakings were subsequently amended and given by FirstBus plc in 1996. The undertakings were given to address competition concerns in the market for tendered bus services in the Greater Bristol area.
- Decision statement (31.1.17)
- Badgerline undertakings given in 1989
- Amended undertakings given by FirstBus plc in 1996
- News story: CMA reviews FirstGroup bus undertakings in Bristol (31.1.17)
James Lambert (email@example.com, 020 3738 6822)
Senior responsible officer
Adam Land (firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 3738 6172)
Published: 31 January 2017
Updated: 9 June 2017
Opened: 31 January 2017
- Provisional decision published.
- Review group appointments added.
- First published.