Ericsson / Creative merger inquiry

The Competition Commission has, by a majority, formally cleared the anticipated acquisition by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Ericsson) of Creative Broadcast Services Holdings (2) Limited (Creative).

Adminstrative timetable

*Published on 18 October 2013, as required by Rule 6 of the Competition Commission Rules of Procedure. Any revisions made to the timetable will be published on this website. Updated on 24 January 2014 and 28 February 2014.

Phase 2 Action
30 September 2013 Merger reference made
October 2013 Gathering information, issuing questionnaires, publish statement of issues
November 2013 Third party hearings and verify information
December 2013 Main party hearings, considering provisional findings
18 December 2013 Deadline for all parties’ responses/submissions required before pro-visional findings
End February 2014 Publish provisional findings
March 2014 Response hearing(s) (if required)
20 March 2014 Final deadline for all parties’ responses/submissions
April 2014 Publish final report
11 May 2014 Revised statutory deadline

Phase 2

Date of referral: 30.09.13 Statutory deadline: 11.05.14

Contact

Email: EricssonCreative@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Undertakings

Evidence

Responses to provisional findings

Summaries of hearings held with third parties

Responses to issues statement

Initial submissions

Main party/parties

Third parties

News releases

Core documents

Phase 1

Anticipated acquisition by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (PUBL) of Creative Broadcast Services Holdings (2) Limited

Affected market: Supply of linear playout services for TV to UK No. ME/6110/13

Referred.

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