Interserve / Initial Facilities

The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Interserve Plc of the facilities management business of Rentokil Initial Plc (Initial Facilities).

Administrative timetable

Phase 1 Action
9 June 2014 Decision published
29 May 2014 Decision announced
31 March 2014 Satisfactory submission received
28 March 2014 Initial undertakings
28 March 2014 – 14 April 2014 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision: 29 May 2014

The CMA announced its clearance decision on 29 May 2014. The full text of the decision is available below:

Satisfactory submission received: 31 March 2014

On 31 March the OFT received a satisfactory submission. The administrative timetable started.

Initial undertakings: 28 March 2014

On 28 March 2014, the OFT accepted hold separate undertakings given by Interserve Plc under section 71 of the Enterprise Act 2002. The undertakings are without prejudice to OFT/CMA’s ongoing investigation into the completed acquisition by Interserve Plc of the facilities management business of Rentokil Initial Plc (Initial Facilities). A copy of the undertakings is below:

Amendments/consents granted:

Invitation to comment: 28 March 2014 - 14 April 2014

The CMA is considering whether this acquisition 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.

Deadline for responses: 14 April 2014

Merger inquiry Launched: 28 March 2014

The OFT launched a merger inquiry on 28 March 2014.

Contact

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

Jennifer Harvey
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
37 Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

Jennifer.harvey@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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