East Coast Buses / First Scotland East merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by East Coast Buses Limited of the east coast operations of First Scotland East Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
TBC Deadline for phase 1 decision(*)
TBC Launch of merger inquiry
15 September 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

Initial enforcement order

On 15 September 2016, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Transport for Edinburgh Limited and its subsidiary East Coast Buses Limited in relation to the completed acquisition by East Coast Buses Limited of the east coast operations of First Scotland East Limited.

Contact

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

Androulla Soteriou
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

androulla.soteriou@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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