Henry Schein UK Holdings / Plandent merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Henry Schein UK Holdings Limited of certain assets and business information of Plandent Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
18 May 2015 Decision published
21 April 2015 Decision announced
20 March 2015 Revocation of the initial enforcement order
23 February 2015 Launch of merger inquiry
10 February to 25 February 2015 Invitation to comment
16 January 2015 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

21 April 2015: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Henry Schein UK Holdings Limited of certain assets and business information of Plandent Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Revocation of initial enforcement order

20 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.

Launch of CMA merger inquiry

23 February 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

10 February 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.

Initial enforcement order

On 16 January 2015, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Henry Schein UK Finance Limited, Henry Schein, Inc and Henry Schein UK Holdings Limited in relation to the completed acquisition by Henry Schein UK Holdings Limited of certain assets and business information of Plandent Limited. A copy of the order is below:

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

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

Maria Duarte
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

maria.duarte@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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