GVC Holdings / Ladbrokes Coral Group merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the proposed acquisition by GVC Holdings plc of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
6 April 2018 Decision published
21 March 2018 Decision announced
6 April 2018 Deadline for phase 1 decision
7 to 21 February 2018 Invitation to comment
7 February 2018 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

21 March 2018: The CMA investigated and cleared the proposed acquisition by GVC Holdings plc of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc.

Invitation to comment: closes 21 February 2018

7 February 2018: 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

7 February 2018: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

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

mergersupportteam.husunu@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 7 February 2018
Last updated 6 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.