Breedon Aggregates / Aggregate Industries UK merger inquiry

The Competition Commission investigated the completed acquisition by Breedon Aggregates Limited of certain assets of Aggregate Industries UK Limited.

Administrative timetable

  • Published on 6 February 2014, as required by Rule 6 of the Competition Commission Rules of Procedure. Any revisions made to the timetable will be published on this website.
Phase 2 Actions
5 May 2014 Extended statutory deadline
Early April 2014 Publish final report
March 2014 Final deadline for all parties’ responses/submissions
February 2014 Consider possible remedies and response hearing(s) (if required)
Early February 2014 Notifying provisional findings and possible remedies (if required)
16 December 2013 Deadline for all parties’ responses/submissions required before provisional findings
December 2013 Main party hearings, verify information, consider provisional findings
Late October 2013 Publish statement of issues
October 2013 Gather information, issue questionnaires, third party hearings
24 September 2013 Merger reference made

Date of referral: 24.9.13 Statutory deadline: 5.5.14



Phase 2

Case closed

26 February 2015: Breedon has sold its Tom’s Forest asphalt plant to Lafarge Tarmac, a purchaser approved by the CMA. This now completes the divestments required by the CMA.


CMA accepts final undertakings given by Breedon to remedy the SLC as outlined in its final report published on 9 April 2014.

Notice of proposal to accept final undertakings

4 June 2014: The CMA gives notice of the proposal to accept final undertakings and invites written representations on them from any person or persons who wish to comment.

Final report

Published 9.4.14.


CC-commissioned research and surveys

Responses to provisional findings report and notice of possible remedies

Summaries of hearings held with third parties

Responses to issues statement

Initial submissions

News releases

Core documents

Phase 1

Breedon Aggregates / Aggregate Industries

Completed acquisition by Breedon Aggregates Limited of certain assets of Aggregate Industries UK Limited

Affected market: Aggregates, asphalt, ready-mix concrete (RMX), contract surfacing

Case reference number: ME/6082/13

Download the Phase 1 full text decision (pdf 421kb)

Decisions: 24 September 2013 - Reference

Links: Press release (24 September 2013)

Published 26 February 2015