Edmundson Electrical / Western Electrical

The OFT investigated the completed acquisition by Marlowe Holdings Investments Ltd of Western Electrical Holding Ltd.

Administrative timetable

Phase 1 Action
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

Phase 1

Clearance decision

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:

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.

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