Japan Tobacco International / E-Lites
The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Emerging Products Holding BV (a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International) of Zandera Limited (owner of E-Lites).
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|15 October 2014||Decision published|
|2 September 2014||Decision announced|
|14 July 2014||Launch of merger investigation|
CMA clearance decision
2 September 2014: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Emerging Products Holding BV (a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan Tobacco Int) of Zandera Limited. The full text of the decision is available below:
- Full text decision (15.10.14)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
14 July 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.
Launch of CMA merger inquiry
Merger inquiry launched on 14 July 2014
On 11 July 2014 the CMA notified the parties that they had provided a satisfactory merger notice such that the initial period would commence on 14 July 2014.
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority
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