Cygnet Health Care / Cambian adult services division merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Cygnet Health Care Limited of the Cambian adult services division of Cambian Group plc.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
21 April 2017 Deadline for phase 1 decision (*)
22 February to 8 March 2017 Invitation to comment
22 February 2017 Launch of merger inquiry
28 December 2016 Initial enforcement order

(*) This date is the current statutory deadline by when the decision will be announced. If any change occurs, the information is refreshed as soon as practicable. However, the CMA cannot guarantee that the decision will be announced on or before this current deadline, as the deadline of a given case may change during the merger assessment process due to different reasons.

Phase 1

Launch of merger inquiry

22 February 2017: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: closes 8 March 2017

22 February 2017: 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.

Initial enforcement order

On 28 December 2016, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Cygnet Health Care Limited, UK Acquisitions No. 6 Ltd and Universal Health Services Inc. in relation to the completed acquisition by Cygnet Health Care Limited of the Cambian adult services division of Cambian Group plc.

Amendments/consents granted

Contact

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

Khadija Nizam
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

khadija.nizam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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