Barry Callebaut AG / Burton’s Foods Limited merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by a subsidiary of Barry Callebaut AG of certain business assets of Burton’s Foods Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
8 November 2018 Decision announced
25 September to 9 October 2018 Invitation to comment
21 September 2018 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

8 November 2018: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by a subsidiary of Barry Callebaut AG of certain business assets of Burton’s Foods Limited. The full text of the decision will be available shortly.

Invitation to comment: now closed

25 September 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.

To assist it with this assessment, the CMA invites comments on the transaction from any interested party. These comments should be provided by the deadline set out above to:

Case officer name: Matteo Alchini

Tel no: 0203 738 6041

Email: matteo.alchini@cma.gov.uk

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Launch of merger inquiry

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

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Matteo Alchini
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

matteo.alchini@cma.gov.uk

Published 21 September 2018
Last updated 8 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Clearance decision announced.
  2. Invitation to comment announced.
  3. First published.