CVC Capital Partners / Sky Bet merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS S.A. of Sky Bet.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
31 March 2015 Decision published
5 March 2015 Decision announced
16 to 30 January 2015 Invitation to comment
16 January 2015 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

5 March 2015: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS S.A. of Sky Bet. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

16 January 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.

Launch of CMA merger inquiry

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


Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Victoria Yuan
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

Published 16 January 2015
Last updated 31 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.