Oasis Dental Care (Central) Limited / JDH Holdings Limited (Smiles)

The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Oasis Dental Care (Central) Limited of JDH Holdings Limited (Smiles).

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Action
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

Phase 1

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.


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

Clementine de Brosses
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
37 Southampton Row


Published 7 August 2014