FC Oval / Bupa merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by FC Oval Bidco Limited of Bupa Care Homes Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
4 January 2018 Decision published
13 December 2017 Decision announced
9 November 2017 Launch of merger inquiry
6 to 21 November 2017 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

13 December 2017: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by FC Oval Bidco Limited of Bupa Care Homes Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Launch of merger inquiry

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

Invitation to comment: Now closed

6 November 2017: The Competition and Markets Authority (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 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.

Contact

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

mergersupportteam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 6 November 2017
Last updated 4 January 2018 + full page history
  1. Full text decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. Launch of CMA merger inquiy.
  4. First published.