Colomer Munmany / Marshall Farmer merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Colomer Munmany Europe Company Ltd of Marshall Farmer Ltd.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
26 August 2016 Decision published
17 August 2016 Decision announced
6 July to 20 July 2016 Invitation to comment
6 July 2016 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

17 August 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Colomer Munmany Europe Company Ltd of Marshall Farmer Ltd. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

6 July 2016: 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 merger inquiry

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


Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Androulla Soteriou
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

Published 6 July 2016
Last updated 26 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.