Cellnex UK Limited / Arqiva Services Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Cellnex UK Limited of Arqiva Services Limited.

Statutory timetable

Date Action
TBC Deadline for phase 1 decision (*)
TBC Launch of merger inquiry
13 to 27 February 2020 Invitation to comment

(*) This date is the current statutory deadline by when the decision will be announced. If any change occurs, the information is refreshed as soon as practicable. However, the CMA cannot guarantee that the decision will be announced on or before this current deadline, as the deadline of a given case may change during the merger assessment process due to different reasons.

The CMA has decided to investigate this transaction and is inviting comments. This case page will be updated when the CMA formally commences its phase 1 investigation.

Invitation to comment: closes 27 February 2020

13 February 2020: 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.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Kalani Herath
Competition and Markets Authority
The Cabot
25 Cabot Square
London
E14 4QZ

kalani.herath@cma.gov.uk

Or

Rob Fitzgerald-Crisp
Competition and Markets Authority
The Cabot
25 Cabot Square
London
E14 4QZ

rob.fitzgerald-crisp@cma.gov.uk

Published 13 February 2020