Coopervision (UK) Holdings / Sauflon Pharmaceuticals merger inquiry
The CMA has considered the completed acquisition by Coopervision (UK) Holdings Limited of Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|16 January 2015||Decision published|
|4 December 2014||Decision announced|
|10 to 24 October 2014||Invitation to comment|
|10 October 2014||Launch of merger inquiry|
|19 September 2014||Initial enforcement order made|
CMA clearance decision
4 December 2014: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Coopervision (UK) Holdings Limited of Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Limited. The full text of the decision is available below:
- Full text decision (16.1.15)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
10 October 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
10 October 2014: The CMA launched its merger inquiry following receipt of a satisfactory submission.
- Commencement of initial period notice (10.10.14)
Initial enforcement order
On 19 September 2014, an initial enforcement order under Section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 was put in place against The Cooper Companies, Inc. and Coopervision (UK) Holdings Limited by the CMA. A copy of the order is here:
- Initial enforcement order (19.9.14)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
37 Southampton Row
Published: 9 December 2014
Updated: 16 January 2015
Opened: 19 September 2014
Closed: 16 January 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- First published.