Loxam Group / UK Platforms merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by the Loxam Group through Nationwide Platforms Limited of UK Platforms Limited

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
7 January 2019 Deadline for phase 1 decision*
7 to 21 November 2018 Invitation to comment
7 November 2018 Launch of merger inquiry

(*) This date is the current statutory deadline by when the decision will be announced. If any change occurs, the information is refreshed as soon as practicable. However, the CMA cannot guarantee that the decision will be announced on or before this current deadline, as the deadline of a given case may change during the merger assessment process due to different reasons.

Phase 1

Invitation to comment: closes 21 November 2018

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.

To assist it with this assessment, the CMA invites comments on the transaction from any interested party.

These comments should be provided by the deadline set out above to:

Case officer name: Rafia Saif

Tel no: 0203 738 6932

E-mail: rafia.saif@cma.gov.uk

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Launch of merger inquiry

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


Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Rafia Saif
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


Published 7 November 2018