eBay Inc / Motors.co.uk Limited merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the proposed acquisition by eBay Inc of Motors.co.uk Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
12 February 2019 Decision announced
13 December 2018 Launch of merger inquiry
11 December 2018 to 27 December 2018 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

12 February 2019: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by eBay Inc of Motors.co.uk Limited. The full text of the decision will be available soon.

Launch of merger inquiry

13 December 2018: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: closes 27 December 2018

11 December 2018: 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.


Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Faye Fullalove
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


Published 11 December 2018
Last updated 12 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Clearance decision published.
  2. Launch of merger inquiry notice published.
  3. First published.