John Swire & Sons Limited / Simadan Group merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by John Swire & Sons Limited of Simadan Group.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
25 October 2018 Decision published
9 October 2018 Decision announced
31 August to 14 September 2018 Invitation to comment
31 August 2018 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

9 October 2018: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by John Swire & Sons Limited of Simadan Group.

Invitation to comment: now closed

31 August 2018: 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.

Launch of merger inquiry

31 August 2018: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Nick Wright
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

nick.wright@cma.gov.uk

Published 31 August 2018
Last updated 25 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.