IKO / Pure Asphalt merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by IKO plc of Pure Asphalt Company Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
3 October 2016 Decision published
25 August 2016 Decision announced
30 June to 14 July 2016 Invitation to comment
30 June 2016 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

25 August 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by IKO plc of Pure Asphalt Company Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

30 June 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

30 June 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:

Carole Bowley
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


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