Irish Dairy Board (UK) / F J Need (foods) merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by the Irish Dairy Board (UK) Limited of F J Need (foods) Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
24 March 2017 Decision announced
2 to 16 February 2017 Invitation to comment
2 February 2017 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

24 March 2017: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by the Irish Dairy Board (UK) Limited of F J Need (foods) Limited. The full text of the decision will be available shortly.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

2 February 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

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

Contact

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

Androulla Soteriou
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

androulla.soteriou@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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