The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Greater Manchester Buses South Limited (a subsidiary of Stagecoach Group plc) of certain assets of JP Executive Travel.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|17 October 2014||Decision published|
|21 August 2014||Decision announced|
|27 June to 10 July 2014||Invitation to comment to third parties|
|29 April 2014||Initial enforcement order|
CMA clearance decision
21 August 2014: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Greater Manchester Buses South Limited (GMBS – a subsidiary of Stagecoach Group Plc.) of certain assets of JP Executive Travel. The full text of the decision is available below:
- Full text decision (17.10.14)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
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.
Launch of CMA merger inquiry
29 April 2014: The CMA imposed an initial enforcement order pursuant to section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 and issued an invitation to comment.
Initial enforcement order
- Initial enforcement order (29.4.14)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority