Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust / West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust of West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
19 January 2015 Decision published
19 December 2014 Decision announced
24 October to 7 November 2014 Invitation to comment
24 October 2014 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

19 December 2014: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust of West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

24 October 2014: 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 October 2014: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Raul Nieto
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

raul.nieto@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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