Crawford & Company Adjusters (UK) / GAB Robins Holdings UK merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Crawford & Company Adjusters (UK) Limited of GAB Robins Holdings UK Limited (GAB Robins).

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
8 April 2015 Decision published
17 March 2015 Decision announced
5 March 2015 Revocation of the initial enforcement order
5 February 2015 Launch of merger inquiry
5 February to 19 February 2015 Invitation to comment
8 December 2014 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

17 March 2015: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Crawford & Company Adjusters (UK) Limited of GAB Robins Holdings UK Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Revocation of initial enforcement order

5 March 2015: In view of the evidence available to the CMA at this stage, the CMA revoked the initial enforcement order. A copy of the order is available below.

Launch of CMA merger inquiry

5 February 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

5 February 2015: 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

On 8 December 2014, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Crawford & Company EMEA/A-P Holdings Limited and Crawford & Company Adjusters (UK) Limited in relation to the completed acquisition by Crawford & Company Adjusters (UK) Limited of GAB Robins UK Limited.

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

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

Carole Bowley
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

Carole.Bowley@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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