Capita / Vodafone merger inquiry
The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Capita plc (parent company of PageOne Communications Ltd) of the UK one-way wide-area paging services business of Vodafone Ltd.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|10 May 2017||Decision announced|
|10 to 24 March 2017||Invitation to comment|
|10 March 2017||Launch of merger inquiry|
Reference unless undertakings accepted
10 May 2017: The CMA has decided, on the information currently available to it, that it is or may be the case that this merger may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within a market or markets in the United Kingdom. This merger will be referred for a phase 2 investigation unless the parties offer acceptable undertakings to address these competition concerns. The full text of the decision will be available shortly.
- News story: Pagers merger may face in-depth investigation(10.5.17)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
10 March 2017: 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.
Launch of merger inquiry
10 March 2017: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (10.3.17)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority