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3 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 is available below.
13 February 2017: The Competition and Markets Authority (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.
Initial enforcement order
6 January 2017: The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Cardtronics Plc, Cardtronics Holdings Limited, and DirectCash Payments Inc. in relation to the completed acquisition by Cardtronics Holdings Limited of DirectCash Payments Inc.