|Phase 1 date
|7 April 2016
|19 February 2016
|22 December 2015
||Launch of merger inquiry
|3 November 2015
||Initial enforcement order
|2 October to 9 October 2015
||Invitation to comment
CMA clearance decision
19 February 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by LN-Gaiety Holdings (Live Nation) of MAMA & Company. The full text of the decision is available below.
Launch of merger inquiry
22 December 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
Initial enforcement order
3 November 2015: The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on LN-Gaiety Holdings Limited (Gaiety) and its UK parent company, Live Nation Limited (Live Nation) in relation to its completed acquisition by LN-Gaiety Holdings (Live Nation) of MAMA & Company.
2 October 2015: 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.
Please send written representations about any competition issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority