Date of referral: 7.2.18
Statutory deadline: 24.7.18
Third party evidence
Response to the phase 1 decision
8 March 2018: The issues statement sets out the scope of the inquiry. It outlines initial theories on what might be adversely affecting competition, but it does not set out findings or conclusions.
Directions to appoint a monitoring trustee
26 February 2018: On 23 February 2018, pursuant to an initial enforcement order dated 11 September 2017, the CMA directed Ausurus Group Limited to appoint a monitoring trustee.
Inquiry group appointed
7 February 2018: The CMA has appointed the inquiry group.
Lesley Ainsworth (Group Chair), Richard Feasey, Stuart McIntosh and Andrew Popham
Terms of reference
7 February 2018: The CMA has referred European Metal Recycling Limited’s acquisition of Metal & Waste Recycling Limited for an in-depth investigation.
|Phase 1 date
|7 February 2018
|24 January 2018
|27 November to 11 December 2017
||Invitation to comment
|27 November 2017
||Launch of merger inquiry
|11 September 2017
||Initial enforcement order
Reference unless undertakings accepted
24 January 2018: The CMA has decided, on the information currently available to it, that it is or may be the case that this merger may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within a market or markets in the United Kingdom. This merger will be referred for a phase 2 investigation unless the parties offer acceptable undertakings to address these competition concerns.
27 Novembe 2017: 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.
Launch of merger inquiry
27 November 2017: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
Initial enforcement order
On 11 September 2017,the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on European Metal Recycling Limited, in relation to the completed acquisition by European Metal Recycling Limited of Metal & Waste Recycling Limited.
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Competition and Markets Authority