Liberty Media / Formula One merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by Liberty Media of Formula One Group.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
6 January 2017 Decision published
16 December 2016 Decision announced
7 to 21 November 2016 Invitation to comment
7 November 2016 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

16 December 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Liberty Media of Formula One Group. The full text is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

7 November 2016: 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.

Launch of merger inquiry

7 November 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.


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

Jonny Ford
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

Published 7 November 2016
Last updated 6 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.

  2. Clearance decision announced.

  3. First published.