|Phase 1 date||Action|
|19 December 2016||Undertakings in lieu of reference accepted|
|13 December 2016||Initial enforcement order|
|24 October 2016||Decision published|
|10 October 2016||Decision announced|
|12 to 26 August 2016||Invitation to comment|
|12 August 2016||Launch of merger inquiry|
Undertakings in lieu of reference accepted
19 December 2016: The CMA has accepted undertakings in lieu of reference for the completed acquisition by Dover Corporation of Wayne Fueling Systems Ltd. A copy of the undertakings and the decision are available below.
- News story: CMA accepts remedies in fuel pumps merger (19.12.16)
Initial enforcement order
13 December 2016: The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Dover Corporation in relation to the completed acquisition by Dover Corporation of Wayne Fueling Systems Ltd.
Undertaking in lieu of reference consultation: Now closed
29 November 2016: We are consulting on proposed undertakings in lieu (UIL) of a reference for the anticipated acquisition by Dover Corporation of Wayne Fueling Systems Ltd.
- News story: CMA consults on fuel pumps merger remedy offer (29.11.16)
CMA to consider undertakings offered
24 October 2016: The CMA considers that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the undertakings offered by the parties, or a modified version of them, might be accepted by the CMA under the Enterprise Act 2002. A copy of the decision is available below.
News story: CMA to consider fuel pumps merger remedy offer (24.10.16)
Reference unless undertakings accepted
10 October 2016: The CMA has decided, on the information currently available to it, that it is or may be the case that this merger has resulted or may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within a market or markets in the United Kingdom. This merger will be referred for a phase 2 investigation unless Dover offers acceptable undertakings to address these competition concerns. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Press release: Merger of fuel pump providers could face in-depth investigation (10.10.16)
Launch of merger inquiry
12 August 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
Invitation to comment: Now closed
12 August 2016: The Competition and Markets Authority (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.