DHL / Carlsberg merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by DHL Supply Chain Limited of the enterprise including certain secondary distribution assets of Carlsberg Supply Company UK Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
9 February 2017 Decision published
13 January 2017 Decision announced
6 December 2016 Launch of merger inquiry
18 November to 2 December 2016 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

13 January 2017: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by DHL Supply Chain Limited of the enterprise including certain secondary distribution assets of Carlsberg Supply Company UK Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Launch of merger inquiry

6 December 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

18 November 2016: The CMA is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, if carried into effect, will result 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 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

mergersupportteam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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