|13 June 2014||Decision published|
|11 May 2014||Extended statutory deadline|
|1 April 2014||Case transferred from OFT to CMA|
|10 March 2014||OFT decision announced|
|30 January 2014||Satisfactory submission received; statutory timetable restarted|
10 March 2014: The OFT has cleared the completed acquisition by Marlowe Holdings Investments Ltd of Western Electrical Holding Ltd. The full text of the decision is available below:
- Full text decision (13.6.14)
Launch of CMA merger inquiry
On 1 April 2014 the case passed from the OFT to the CMA.
Invitation to comment: Now closed
The OFT is considering whether this joint venture 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 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.
Launch of OFT merger inquiry
The parties provided a satisfactory submission to the OFT on 30 January 2014. The statutory timetable had previously been suspended.