|Phase 1 date||Action|
|7 October 2016||Initial enforcement order|
|7 October 2016||Decision announced|
|11 to 25 August 2016||Invitation to comment|
|11 August 2016||Launch of merger inquiry|
CMA to consider undertakings offered
20 October 2016: The CMA considers that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the undertakings offered by Future plc, or a modified version of them, might be accepted by the CMA under the Enterprise Act 2002. A copy of the decision is available below.
Initial enforcement order
7 October 2016: An initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 was put in place against Future plc and Miura (Holdings) Limited by the CMA.
Reference unless undertakings accepted
7 October 2016: The CMA has decided, on the information currently available to it, that it is or may be the case that this merger may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within a market or markets in the United Kingdom. This merger will be referred for a phase 2 investigation unless the parties offer acceptable undertakings to address these competition concerns. The full text of the decision will be available shortly.
- Press release: Specialist magazines merger could face in-depth investigation (7.10.16)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
11 August 2016: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, 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 for goods or services.
Launch of merger inquiry
11 August 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
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Competition and Markets Authority