Healthcare Environmental Services / G.W. Butler merger inquiry
The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Healthcare Environmental Services Limited of G.W. Butler Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|1 April 2015||Decision published|
|18 March 2015||Decision announced|
|30 January to 13 February 2015||Invitation to comment|
|30 January 2015||Launch of merger inquiry|
|21 November 2014||Initial enforcement order|
CMA clearance decision
18 March 2015: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Healthcare Environmental Services Limited of G.W. Butler Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (1.4.15)
Revocation of initial enforcement order
6 March 2015: In view of the evidence available to the CMA at this stage, the CMA revoked the initial enforcement order. A copy of the order is available below.
- Revocation order (11.3.15)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
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.
- Commencement of initial period notice (30.1.15)
Initial enforcement order
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:
- Initial enforcement order (26.11.14)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Suzanne van Scheijen
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 30 January 2015
Updated: 1 April 2015
Opened: 26 November 2014
Closed: 1 April 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- Revocation order published.
- Invitation to comment issued and commencement of initial period notice added.