Hain Frozen Foods / Yorkshire Provender merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by Hain Frozen Foods UK Limited of the Yorkshire Provender Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
16 May 2017 Decision published
20 April 2017 Decision announced
10 March 2017 Launch of merger inquiry
8 March to 22 March 2017 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

20 April 2017: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Hain Frozen Foods UK Limited of the Yorkshire Provender Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Launch of merger inquiry

13 March 2017: On 10 March, the CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

8 March 2017: 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.

Contact

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

mergersupportteam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 8 March 2017
Last updated 16 May 2017 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. Launch of CMA merger inquiry.
  4. First published.