Bako North Western / Bako Northern and Scotland merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Bako North Western (Group) Limited of Bako Northern (Holdings) Limited, Bako Scotland Limited and Bakers (Area 1) Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
22 July 2015 Decision published
15 July 2015 Decision announced
9 June 2015 Launch of merger inquiry
2 June to 16 June 2015 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

15 July 2014: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Bako North Western (Group) Limited of Bako Northern (Holdings) Limited, Bako Scotland Limited and Bakers (Area 1) Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Launch of CMA merger inquiry

9 June 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

2 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:

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

carole.bowley@cma.gsi.gov.uk and tobe.nwaogu@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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