Hempel Holdings / JWO merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by Hempel Holdings (Germany) GmbH of J.W. Ostendorf GmbH & Co. KG.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
26 September 2018 Decision published
6 September 2018 Decision announced
2 August to 16 August 2018 Invitation to comment
2 August 2018 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

6 September 2018: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Hempel Holdings (Germany) GmbH of J.W. Ostendorf GmbH & Co. KG.

Invitation to comment: now closed

2 August 2018: 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.

Launch of merger inquiry

2 August 2018: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

mergersupportteam@cma.gov.uk

Published 2 August 2018
Last updated 26 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.