Beijer / HRP merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Beijer Ref AB (publ) of HRP Holdings Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
18 July 2016 Decision published
7 June 2016 Decision announced
11 April to 25 April 2016 Invitation to comment
11 April 2016 Launch of merger inquiry
26 February 2016 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

7 June 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Beijer Ref AB (publ) of HRP Holdings Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

11 April 2016: 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.

Launch of merger inquiry

11 April 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Initial enforcement order

25 February 2016: The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Beijer Ref AB (publ) in relation to the completed acquisition by Beijer Ref Ab (Publ) of HRP holdings Limited.

Amendments/consents granted:


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

Martin Hughes
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

Published 26 February 2016
Last updated 18 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. Launch of merger inquiry and invitation to comment issued.
  4. Derogation published.
  5. First published.