Bain Capital / Cordenons merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by Bain Capital Investors LLC (which controls, among many other companies, Fedrigoni S.p.A.) of Gruppo Cordenons S.p.A.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
2 August 2018 Decision published
19 July 2018 Decision announced
5 to 19 June 2018 Invitation to comment
5 June 2018 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

19 July 2018: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Bain Capital Investors LLC of Gruppo Cordenons S.p.A.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

5 June 2018: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, if carried into effect, will result 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 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

5 June 2018: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.


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Published 5 June 2018
Last updated 2 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced
  3. First published.