Betfair Group / Paddy Power merger inquiry
The CMA investigated the anticipated merger of Betfair Group plc and Paddy Power plc.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|29 December 2015||Decision published|
|17 December 2015||Decision announced|
|9 to 20 November 2015||Invitation to comment|
|9 November 2015||Launch of merger inquiry|
CMA clearance decision
17 December 2015: The CMA has cleared the anticipated merger of Betfair Group plc and Paddy Power plc. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (29.12.15)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
9 November 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.
Launch of merger inquiry
9 November 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (9.11.15)
Please send written representations about any competition issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 9 November 2015
Opened: 9 November 2015
Closed: 29 December 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- First published.