Vodafone / Phones4U merger inquiry
The CMA assessed the completed acquisition by Vodafone Limited of 140 stores formerly controlled by Phones4U Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|24 March 2015||Decision published|
|4 February 2015||Decision announced|
|8 December 2014||Launch of merger inquiry|
|8 December to 22 December 2014||Invitation to comment|
|25 September 2014||Initial enforcement order|
CMA clearance decision
4 February 2015: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Vodafone Limited of 140 stores formerly controlled by Phones4U Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (24.3.15)
Launch of merger inquiry
8 December 2014: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (8.12.14)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
8 December 2014: 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.
Initial enforcement order
25 September 2014: An Initial enforcement order under Section 72 of the Enterprise Act 2002 was served on Vodafone Group plc and Vodafone Limited. A copy of the order can be found below:
- Initial enforcement order (25.09.14)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
37 Southampton Row
Published: 9 December 2014
Updated: 24 March 2015
Opened: 25 September 2014
Closed: 24 March 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- Derogation added.
- First published.