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.
|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|
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.
- Full text decision (13.5.15)
Launch of merger inquiry
19 February 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (19.2.15)
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.
Please send written representations about any competition issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 3 February 2015
Opened: 3 February 2015
Closed: 13 May 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- Commencement of initial period notice added.
- First published.