The CMA investigated the completed acquisition of Taste Marketing Limited by Didix International B.V.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|12 February 2015||Decision published|
|28 January 2015||Decision announced|
|10 December 2014||Launch of merger inquiry|
|25 November to 9 December 2014||Invitation to comment|
|29 October 2014||Initial enforcement order|
CMA clearance decision
28 January 2015: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Didix International B.V. of Taste Marketing Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (12.2.15)
Launch of merger inquiry
10 December 2014: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (11.12.14)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
25 November 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.
Initial enforcement order
29 October 2014: The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Didix International B.V. in relation to its completed acquisition of Taste Marketing Limited by the CMA. You can find a copy of the order below:
- Initial enforcement order (31.10.14)
- Derogation 19 November 2014 (21.11.14)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Suzanne van Scheijen
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 11 December 2014
Updated: 12 February 2015
Opened: 31 October 2014
Closed: 12 February 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- Commencement of initial period notice added.