FN Herstal S.A. / Manroy PLC

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by FN Herstal S.A. of Manroy plc.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Action
17 July 2014 Decision published
1 July 2014 Decision announced
6 May 2014 Invitation to comment
6 May 2014 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

1 July 2014: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by FN Herstal of Manroy plc.

Launch of CMA merger inquiry

The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties on 6 May 2014.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

6 May 2014: The CMA is considering whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, if carried into effect, 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.


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

Carole Bowley
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
37 Southampton Row


Published 17 July 2014