Lafarge Tarmac Holdings / Tarmac Building Products

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Lafarge Tarmac Holdings Limited of Tarmac Building Products Limited

Administrative timetable

Phase 1 Action
16 May 2014 Decision published
9 April 2014 Decision announced
7 March 2014 Administrative timetable re-started.
26 February 2014 Administrative timetable stopped
4 February 2014 – 18 February 2014 Invitation to comment
4 February 2014 Merger inquiry launched

Phase 1

9 April 2014 decision announced

The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Lafarge Tarmac Holdings Limited of Tarmac Building Products Limited. The full text of the decision is available below:

Administrative timetable Suspended: 26 February 2014 – 7 March 2014

The administrative timetable was suspended as the parties did not provide information required under section 31 by the OFT by the deadline. The information was provided on 7 March 2014 and the timetable restarted.

Invitation to Comment: Now Closed

The OFT 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.

Merger inquiry Launch: 4 February 2014

The parties provided a satisfactory submission to the OFT on 4 February 2014.


Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:

Hassan Bakay
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
37 Southampton Row

Published 20 May 2014