Eden (GM) / Riders Garages merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Eden (GM) Limited of 2 car dealerships from Riders Garages Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
17 November 2014 Decision published
24 October 2014 Decision announced
1 September 2014 Launch of merger inquiry
1 to 12 September 2014 Invitation to comment
4 April 2014 Initial enforcement order given

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

24 October 2014: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Eden (GM) Limited of 2 car dealerships from Riders Garages Limited. The full text of the decision is available below:

Launch of CMA merger inquiry

The CMA launched a merger investigation on 1 September 2014.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

1 September 2014: The CMA is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction has resulted 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 has resulted, or may be expected to result, in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.

Initial enforcement order

On 4 April 2014, an initial enforcement order under Section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 was put in place against Eden (GM) Limited and Eden Automotive Investments Limited by the CMA. You can find a copy of the order below:


Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Cleo Alliston
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


Published 17 November 2014