Flogas / Countrywide LPG merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Flogas Consumer Limited of the LPG supply business of Countrywide Farmers plc.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
30 July 2018 Decision published
9 July 2018 Decision announced
30 April 2018 to 14 May 2018 Invitation to comment
30 April 2018 Launch of merger inquiry
5 March 2018 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

9 July 2018: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Flogas Consumer Limited of the LPG supply business of Countrywide Farmers plc.

Invitation to comment: closes 14 May 2018

30 April 2018: 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

30 April 2018: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Initial enforcement order

On 1 March 2018 the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on DCC plc and DCC Limited in relation to the completed acquisition by Flogas Consumer Limited of the LPG supply business of Countrywide Farmers plc.

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

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

mergersupportteam@cma.gov.uk

Published 5 March 2018
Last updated 30 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. Notice of termination of extension published.
  4. Notice of extension published.
  5. Invitation to comment issued and Commencement of initial period notice published.
  6. Derogation published.
  7. Derogation published.
  8. Derogation published.
  9. First published.