Global Radio Services Limited / Semper Veritas Holdings merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the completed acquisition by Global Radio Services Limited of Semper Veritas Holdings S.àr.l.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
16 April 2019 Decision announced
20 February to 6 March 2019 Invitation to comment
19 February 2019 Launch of merger inquiry
14 November 2018 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

16 April 2019: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Global Radio Services Limited of Semper Veritas Holdings S.àr.l.

The full text of the decision will be available shortly.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

20 February 2019: The Competition and Markets Authority (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.

To assist it with this assessment, the CMA invites comments on the transaction from any interested party.

Launch of merger inquiry

19 February 2019: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Initial enforcement order

On 14 November 2018, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Balnom Inc and Global Radio Services Limited, in relation to the completed acquisition by Global Radio Services Limited of Semper Veritas Holdings S.àr.l.

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

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

Caja Griesenbach
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

Caja.Griesenbach@cma.gov.uk

Published 21 November 2018
Last updated 16 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Clearance decision announced.
  2. An additional derogation has been published.
  3. Invitation to comment issued and commencement of initial period notice published.
  4. First published.