- Competition and Markets Authority
- 29 August 2017
- Last updated:
- 8 November 2017, see all updates
- 29 August 2017
- 8 November 2017
- Case type:
- Case state:
- Market sector:
- Distribution and service industries and Financial services
- Mergers - phase 1 clearance
The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by IP Group plc of Touchstone Innovations plc.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|8 November 2017||Decision published|
|17 October 2017||Decision announced|
|29 August to 12 September 2017||Invitation to comment|
|29 August 2017||Launch of merger inquiry|
CMA clearance decision
17 October 2017: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by IP Group of Touchstone Innovations plc. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (8.11.17)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
29 August 2017: 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
29 August 2017: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (29.8.17)
Published: 29 August 2017
Updated: 8 November 2017
Opened: 29 August 2017
Closed: 8 November 2017
- Full text decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- First published.