30 January 2015: 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
30 January 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
On 21 November 2014, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Healthcare Environmental (Group) Limited and G.W. Butler Limited (GW Butler) in relation to the completed acquisition by Healthcare Environmental (Group) Limited of G.W. Butler Limited by the CMA. You can find a copy of the order below: