18 August 2017: The CMA has accepted undertakings in lieu of reference for the anticipated acquisition by Heineken UK Limited of Punch Taverns Holdco (A) Limited. A copy of the undertakings and the decision are available below.
27 June 2017: The CMA considers that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the undertakings offered by Heineken, or a modified version of them, might be accepted by the CMA under the Enterprise Act 2002. A copy of the decision is available below.
13 June 2017: The CMA has decided, on the information currently available to it, that it is or may be the case that this merger may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within a market or markets in the United Kingdom. This merger will be referred for a phase 2 investigation unless the parties offer acceptable undertakings to address these competition concerns. The full text of the decision is available below.
16 February 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.