Lincolnshire Co-op / Budgens (Holbeach) merger inquiry
The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Lincolnshire Co-operative Limited of a Budgens store in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, from Musgrave Retail Partners GB Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|12 January 2015||Decision published|
|18 December 2014||Decision announced|
|11 November 2014||Launch of merger inquiry|
|6 to 19 November 2014||Invitation to comment|
CMA clearance decision
18 December 2014: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Lincolnshire Co-operative Limited of a Budgens store in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, from Musgrave Retail Partners GB Limited. The full text of the decision is available below:
- Full text decision (12.1.15)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
6 November 2014: The Competition and Markets Authority is considering whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, 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.
The address of the Budgens store is: 5 Fleet Street Holbeach, Spalding Lincolnshire PE12 7AX.
Launch of CMA merger inquiry
11 November 2014: The CMA announced the launch of its phase 1 investigation by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (11.11.14)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
37 Southampton Row
Published: 18 December 2014
Updated: 12 January 2015
Opened: 6 November 2014
Closed: 12 January 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.