- Competition and Markets Authority
- 17 December 2015
- Last updated:
- 27 May 2016, see all updates
- 17 December 2015
- 27 May 2016
- Case type:
- Case state:
- Market sector:
- Household goods, furniture and furnishings and Retail and wholesale
- Mergers - phase 1 clearance
The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by JRJR 33, Inc. (formerly CVSL Inc.) of Betterware Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|27 May 2016||Decision published|
|6 May 2016||Decision announced|
|15 March to 30 March 2016||Invitation to comment|
|15 March 2016||Launch of merger inquiry|
|17 December 2015||Initial enforcement order|
CMA clearance decision
6 May 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by JRJR 33, Inc. (formerly CVSL Inc.) of Betterware Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (27.5.16)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
15 March 2016: 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 merger inquiry
15 March 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (15.3.16)
Initial enforcement order
17 December 2015: The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on CVSL Inc. (CVSL), Kleeneze Limited and Betterware Limited (Betterware) in relation to the completed acquisition by CVSL of Betterware.
- Initial enforcement order (17.12.15)
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Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 17 December 2015
Updated: 27 May 2016
Opened: 17 December 2015
Closed: 27 May 2016
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- Launch of merger inquiry and invitation to comment issued.
- First published.