Diebold / Wincor Nixdorf merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Diebold, Incorporated of Wincor Nixdorf AG.

Phase 2

Administrative timetable

Date of referral: 30.8.16

Statutory deadline: 10.4.17



Notice of proposal to accept final undertakings

Final report

Provisional findings

20 December 2016: The CMA has provisionally found that Diebold’s acquisition of Wincor may reduce competition in the supply of customer-operated cashpoints in the UK.


The publication of the evidence of any party on the CMA’s webpages does not indicate in any way endorsement by the CMA of the views expressed in the evidence or acceptance of that evidence. Publication in this way is designed to assist public understanding of the issues.

Responses to provisional findings and notice of possible remedies

Additional submission

Hearing summaries

Summaries of phase 1 calls

Initial submissions

Issues statement

27 September 2016: The issues statement sets out the scope of the investigation. It outlines initial theories on what might be adversely affecting competition, but it does not set out findings or conclusions.

Inquiry group appointed

The CMA appointed the inquiry group on 30 August 2016.

Martin Cave (Inquiry Chair), Bob Spedding, Roger Finbow and Sarah Chambers.

Terms of reference

30 August 2016: The CMA has referred the completed acquisition by Diebold, Incorporated of Wincor Nixdorf AG.

Phase 1

Phase 1 date Action
27 September 2016 Decision published
19 August 2016 Decision announced
15 August 2016 Initial enforcement order
24 June to 8 July 2016 Invitation to comment
24 June 2016 Launch of merger inquiry

Reference decision

Reference unless undertakings accepted

Initial enforcement order

16 August 2016: On 15 August 2016, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Diebold, Incorporated (Diebold) and Diebold International Limited (Diebold International) in relation to its completed acquisition of Wincor Nixdorf AG.

Amendments/consents granted:

Launch of merger inquiry

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


Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Karina Kucaidze
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


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