Co-operative Group / Nisa Retail merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by Co-operative Group of Nisa Retail Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
23 April 2018 Decision announced
22 February 2018 to 9 March 2018 Invitation to comment
22 February 2018 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

23 April 2018: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Co-operative Group of Nisa Retail Limited.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

22 February 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.

Launch of merger inquiry

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

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Lasse Burmester
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

Lasse.burmester@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 22 February 2018
Last updated 21 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.