Endless / Office2Office merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition of Office2Office Plc (brands including Banner and Truline) by Evo Business Supplies Limited, part of Endless LLP which also controls Vasanta Group (brands including VOW).

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
14 November 2014 Decision published
20 October 2014 Decision announced
26 August 2014 Launch of merger inquiry
26 August to 8 September 2014 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

20 October 2014: The CMA has cleared the acquisition of Office2Office Plc (brands including Banner and Truline) by Evo Business Supplies Limited, part of Endless LLP which also controls Vasanta Group (brands including VOW). The full text of the decision is available below:

Invitation to comment: Now closed

26 August 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.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Lesley Moore or Will Jackson
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

lesley.moore@cma.gsi.gov.uk or will.jackson@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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