Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK Limited / S.H.B Hire Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK Limited of S.H.B Hire Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
7 June 2019 Deadline for phase 1 decision (*)
9 April 2019 to 24 April 2019 Invitation to comment
8 April 2019 Launch of merger inquiry

(*) 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

Invitation to comment: closes 24 April 2019

9 April 2019: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, if carried into effect, 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 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 merger inquiry

8 April 2019: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.


Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Tom Akhgar
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


Published 9 April 2019