Lhoist / Steetley Dolomite merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Lhoist UK Limited of Steetley Dolomite Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
4 December 2014 Decision published
30 September 2014 Decision announced
4 August 2014 Launch of merger investigation

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

30 September 2014: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Lhoist UK Limited of Steetley Dolomite Limited. The full text of the decision is available below:

Invitation to comment: Now closed

5 August 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

4 August 2014: The CMA notified the parties that they had provided a satisfactory merger notice such that the initial period would commence on 5 August 2014.


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

Zoe Fiander
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


Published 9 December 2014