Castle Water Holdings / Invicta Water Limited

The CMA investigated and cleared the completed acquisition by Castle Water Holdings Limited of Invicta Water Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
12 September 2018 Decision announced
25 July to 8 August 2018 Invitation to comment
24 July 2018 Launch of merger inquiry
2 July 2018 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

12 September 2018: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Castle Water Holdings Limited of Invicta Water Limited. The full text of the decision will be available shortly.

Revocation of initial enforcement order

20 August 2018: In view of the evidence available to the CMA at this stage, the CMA revoked the initial enforcement order on 20 August 2018.

Invitation to comment: now closed

25 July 2018: The 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.

Launch of CMA merger inquiry

24 July 2018: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Initial enforcement order

On 2 July 2018, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Castle Water Holdings Limited and Castle Water Limited, in relation to the completed acquisition by Castle Water Holdings Limited of Invicta Water Limited.

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Francisca Mendia-Lara
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

francisca.mendia-lara@cma.gov.uk

Published 2 July 2018
Last updated 12 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Clearance decision announced.
  2. Revocation of initial enforcement order published.
  3. Derogations published.
  4. Launch of merger inquiry.
  5. First published.