|Phase 1 date||Action|
|24 March 2017||Decision announced|
|2 to 16 February 2017||Invitation to comment|
|2 February 2017||Launch of merger inquiry|
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.
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority