Euro Car Parts / Andrew Page merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Euro Car Parts Limited of assets of the Andrew Page business.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
10 May 2017 Deadline for phase 1 decision (*)
10 to 24 March 2017 Invitation to comment
10 March 2017 Launch of merger inquiry
12 October 2016 Initial enforcement order

(*) 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 March 2017

10 March 2017: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction 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

10 March 2017: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Initial enforcement order

On 12 October 2016, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on ECP Newco Limited, Euro Car Parts Limited, LKQ Euro Limited and LKQ Corporation, in relation to the completed acquisition by Euro Car Parts Limited of assets of the Andrew Page business.

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:

Nick Wright
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

nick.wright@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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