Kaplan / Osborne Books merger inquiry
The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Kaplan Int. Holdings Limited of Osborne Books Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|11 March 2016||Decision published|
|9 February 2016||Decision announced|
|18 December 2015||Launch of merger inquiry|
|2 December to 16 December 2015||Invitation to comment|
CMA clearance decision
9 February 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Kaplan Int. Holdings Limited of Osborne Books Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (11.3.16)
Launch of CMA merger inquiry
21 December 2015: On 18 December, the CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (21.12.15)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
2 December 2015: The CMA is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction 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.
Published: 9 February 2016
Updated: 11 March 2016
Opened: 2 December 2015
Closed: 11 March 2016
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.