Graphic Packaging International / Benson Box Holdings

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Graphic Packaging International Limited of Benson Box Holdings Limited.

Administrative timetable

Phase 1 Action
03 July 2014 Decision published
20 May 2014 Decision announced
12 March 2014 – 26 March 2014 Invitation to comment
11 March 2014 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision: 20 May 2014

The CMA announced its clearance decision on 20 May 2014. The full text of the decision is available below:

Invitation to comment – Now closed

The OFT is considering whether this acquisition 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.

Launch of OFT merger inquiry: 11 March 2014

The OFT launched its merger inquiry following receipt of a satisfactory submission on 11 March 2014.


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

Cleo Alliston
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
37 Southampton Row

Published 3 July 2014