Hasbro Inc / Entertainment One Ltd merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the completed acquisition by Hasbro Inc. of Entertainment One Ltd.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
16 January 2020 Decision announced
21 November 2019 to 5 December 2019 Invitation to comment
21 November 2019 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

16 January 2020: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Hasbro Inc. of Entertainment One Ltd.

Invitation to comment: now closed

21 November 2019: 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.

To assist it with this assessment, the CMA invites comments on the transaction from any interested party.

These comments should be provided by the deadline set out above.

Launch of merger inquiry

21 November 2019: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.


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

Anastasija Rogozianskaja
Competition and Markets Authority
The Cabot
25 Cabot Square
E14 4QZ


Published 21 November 2019
Last updated 14 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the clearance decision published.

  2. Clearance decision announced.

  3. First published.