Hon Hai / SMART merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd of SMART Technologies Inc.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Action
29 September 2016 Decision published
26 August 2016 Decision announced
8 July to 22 July 2016 Invitation to comment
8 July 2016 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

26 August 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd of SMART Technologies Inc. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

8 July 2016: 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

8 July 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.


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

Karina Kucaidze
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


Published 8 July 2016
Last updated 29 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.