ForFarmers UK / Countrywide Farmers merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by ForFarmers UK Limited of the Feed and Forage business of Countrywide Farmers plc.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
13 May 2015 Decision published
13 April 2015 Decision announced
19 February 2015 Launch of merger inquiry
3 January to 17 February 2015 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

13 April 2015: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by ForFarmers UK Limited of the Feed and Forage business of Countrywide Farmers plc. The full text of the decision is available below.

Launch of merger inquiry

19 February 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

3 January 2015: 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.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Carole Bowley
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

carole.bowley@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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