The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Interserve Plc of the facilities management business of Rentokil Initial Plc (Initial Facilities).
|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|
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:
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.
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
37 Southampton Row