Jacobs U.K. Limited / Wood Nuclear Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Jacobs U.K. Limited of Wood Nuclear Limited and subsidiary and certain affiliated companies.

Phase 1 Date Action
4 March 2020 Deadline for phase 1 inquiry*
8 to 22 January 2020 Invitation to comment
8 January 2020 Launch of merger inquiry

*This date is the current statutory deadline by when the decision will be announced. If any change occurs, the information is refreshed as soon as practicable. However, the CMA cannot guarantee that the decision will be announced on or before this current deadline, as the deadline of a given case may change during the merger assessment process due to different reasons.

Phase 1

Notification of merger inquiry to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

9 January 2020: The CMA brought the anticipated acquisition by Jacobs U.K. Limited of Wood Nuclear Limited and subsidiary and affiliated companies to the attention of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under section 57(1) of the Act, as the CMA considered that the transaction may raise public interest considerations under section 58 of the Act.

Invitation to comment: Closes on 22 January 2020

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.

To assist it with this assessment, the CMA invites comments on the transaction from any interested party.

These comments should be provided by the deadline set out above.

Launch of merger inquiry

8 January 2020: 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 to:

Rafia Saif
Competition and Markets Authority
The Cabot
25 Cabot Square
London
E14 4QZ

Rafia.saif@cma.gov.uk

Published 8 January 2020
Last updated 13 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Notification of merger inquiry sent to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

  2. First published.