Hunter Douglas / Bellotto merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the completed acquisition by Hunter Douglas UK Limited of Bellotto Holdings Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
5 December 2017 Decision announced
10 October Invitation to comment
10 October Launch of merger inquiry
17 July 2017 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

5 December 2017: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Hunter Douglas UK Limited of Bellotto Holdings Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

10 October 2017: The Competition and Markets Authority (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 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.

Launch of merger inquiry

10 October 2017: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Initial enforcement order

On 17 July 2017, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Hunter Douglas N.V. and Hunter Douglas (UK) Limited, in relation to the completed acquisition by Hunter Douglas (UK) Limited of Bellotto Holdings Limited.

Amendments/consents granted

Contact

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

mergersupportteam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 18 July 2017
Last updated 15 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. Launch of CMA merger inquiry and invitation to comment issued.
  4. Derogation published.
  5. Derogation published.
  6. First published.