Care Monitoring & Management / Panztel

The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Care Monitoring & Management Limited of Panztel Limited.

Administrative timetable

Phase 1 Action
17 June 2014 Decision published
9 May 2014 CMA clearance decision announced
4 February - 18 February 2014 Invitation to comment
4 February 2014 Initial undertakings accepted
29 January 2014 Statutory timetable suspended
22 January 2014 Enquiry letter sent (**)

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision announced: 9 May 2014

The CMA announced its clearance decision on 9 May 2014. The full text of the decision is available below:

Initial Undertakings: 4 February 2014

On 4 February 2014 Hold Separate Undertakings under Section 71 of the Enterprise Act 2002 were accepted by the OFT. A copy of the Undertakings are here

Statutory timetable suspended: 29 January 2014

The statutory timetable was suspended on 29 January 2014 when the parties failed to provide information requested under section 31 of the Act in an information request dated 22 January 2014 by the deadline. The Statutory timetable remains suspended.

Invitation to comment – Now closed

The CMA is considering whether this acquisition 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 OFT merger inquiry: 22 January 2014

The OFT launched an own-initiative merger investigation by sending an enquiry letter on 22 January 2014.


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

Carole Bowley
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
37 Southampton Row

Published 30 June 2014