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.
|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|
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.
- Full text decision (18.5.15)
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.
- Revocation order (24.3.15)
Launch of CMA merger inquiry
23 February 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (23.2.15)
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:
- Initial enforcement order (16.1.15)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 16 January 2015
Updated: 18 May 2015
Opened: 16 January 2015
Closed: 18 May 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- Revocation order added.
- Launch of CMA merger inquiry.
- Derogation added.
- Invitation to comment issued.
- First published.