The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by LN-Gaiety Holdings (Live Nation) of MAMA & Company.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|7 April 2016||Decision published|
|19 February 2016||Decision announced|
|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.
- Full text decision (7.4.16)
Launch of merger inquiry
22 December 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
Commencement of initial period notice (22.12.15)
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.
- Initial enforcement order (3.11.15)
- Derogation 28 October 2015 (3.11.15)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
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
Published: 19 February 2016
Updated: 7 April 2016
Opened: 2 October 2015
Closed: 7 April 2016
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.