CME Group / NEX Group merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by CME Group of NEX Group

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
19 November 2018 Decision published
31 October 2018 Decision announced
13 September to 27 September 2018 Invitation to comment
13 September 2018 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

31 October 2018: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by CME Group of NEX Group.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

13 September 2018: 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.

Launch of merger inquiry

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


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

Nick Wright
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

Published 13 September 2018
Last updated 19 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.