Greater Manchester Buses South Limited / JP Executive Travel

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.

Statutory timetable

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

Phase 1

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:

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

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

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

Raúl Nieto
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

raul.nieto@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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