Loxam Group / UK Platforms merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by the Loxam Group through Nationwide Platforms Limited of UK Platforms Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
16 January 2019 Decision published
19 December 2018 Decision announced
7 to 21 November 2018 Invitation to comment
7 November 2018 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

19 December 2018: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by the Loxam Group through Nationwide Platforms Limited of UK Platforms Limited.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

7 November 2018: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, 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 for goods or services.

Launch of merger inquiry

7 November 2018: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

mergersupportteam@cma.gov.uk

Published 7 November 2018
Last updated 19 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Clearance decision announced.
  2. First published.