Kingspan Holdings (Panels) Limited / Building Solutions (National) Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Kingspan Holdings (Panels) Limited of Building Solutions (National) Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
7 April 2020 Deadline for phase 1 decision (*)
11 February 2020 Launch of merger inquiry
6 February 2020 to 20 February 2020 Invitation to comment

(*) 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

Launch of merger inquiry

11 February 2020: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: closes on 20 February 2020

6 February 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.


Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Adnan Farook
Competition and Markets Authority
The Cabot
25 Cabot Square
E14 4QZ

Published 6 February 2020
Last updated 12 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Launch of CMA merger inquiry

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