Chemring Group / Wallop Defence Systems merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Chemring Group plc of a business and certain assets of Wallop Defence Systems Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
3 May 2016 Decision published
29 March 2016 Decision announced
10 February to 24 February 2016 Invitation to comment
10 February 2016 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

29 March 2016: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Chemring Group plc of a business and certain assets of Wallop Defence Systems Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

10 February 2016: 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.

Launch of CMA merger inquiry

10 February 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

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

Carole Bowley
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

carole.bowley@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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