Calvin / BV merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Calvin Capital UK Holdings Limited of BV Holdings Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
9 September 2019 Decision published
12 August 2019 Decision announced
25 June 2019 to 8 July 2019 Invitation to comment
24 June 2019 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

12 August 2019: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Calvin Capital UK Holdings Ltd UK Ltd of BV Holdings Ltd.

Invitation to comment: closes 8 July 2019

25 June 2019: 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.

Launch of merger inquiry

24 June 2019: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.


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

Published 25 June 2019
Last updated 9 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the clearance decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.