Cucina Acquisition (UK) / Fresh Holdings merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Cucina Acquisition (UK) Limited of certain assets of Fresh Holdings Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
20 March 2015 Decision published
16 February 2015 Decision announced
23 December 2014 Launch of merger inquiry
18 December 2014 to 9 January 2015 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

16 February 2015: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Cucina Acquisition (UK) Limited of certain assets of Fresh Holdings Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Launch of merger inquiry

23 December 2014: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

18 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.

Contact

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

Thomas Wood
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
37 Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

Thomas.Wood@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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