Ecolab Inc / The Holchem Group Limited

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Ecolab Inc. of The Holchem Group Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Action
TBC Deadline for phase 1 decision*
TBC Launch of merger inquiry
24 December 2018 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 24 December 2018, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Ecolab Inc., Ecolab U.S. 2 Inc. and Ecolab (U.K.) Holdings Limited.


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

Matteo Alchini
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

Published 27 December 2018