|07 August 2014||Decision published|
|28 July 2014||Decision announced|
|17 June to 23 June 2014||Invitation to comment|
|19 May 2014||Initial enforcement order made|
CMA clearance decision announced
28 July 2014: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Oasis Dental Care (Central) Limited of JDH Holdings Limited (Smiles). The full text of the decision is available below:
Invitation to comment: Now closed
17 June 2014: The Competition and Markets Authority (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
5 June 2014: The parties submitted a notification of the completed merger to the CMA. The CMA considered the parties’ notification to be a complete merger notice.
Initial enforcement order
19 May 2014: An initial enforcement order under Section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 was put in place against The Oasis Healthcare Group Limited and Oasis Dental Care (Central) Limited by the CMA.
- Derogation 3 July 2014 (PDF, 135 Kb)
- Oasis initial enforcement order (PDF 241, Kb)
- Derogation 20 May 2014 (PDF, 217 Kb)
- Derogation 21 May 2014 (PDF, 192 Kb)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Clementine de Brosses
Competition and Markets Authority
37 Southampton Row