esure Group / Gocompare.com Holdings merger inquiry
The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by esure Group plc of the remaining 50% of Gocompare.com Holdings Limited’s share capital.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|2 March 2015||Decision published|
|23 February 2015||Decision announced|
|5 January 2015||Launch of merger inquiry|
|5 to 16 January 2015||Invitation to comment|
CMA clearance decision
23 February 2015: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by esure Group plc of the remaining 50% of Gocompare.com Holdings Limited’s share capital. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (2.3.15)
Launch of merger inquiry
5 January 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
Invitation to comment: Now closed
5 January 2015: 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.
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 5 January 2015
Updated: 2 March 2015
Opened: 5 January 2015
Closed: 2 March 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- Commencement initial period notice added.
- First published.