- Competition and Markets Authority
- 4 May 2016
- Last updated:
- 3 August 2016, see all updates
- 4 May 2016
- 3 August 2016
- Case type:
- Case state:
- Market sector:
- Clothing, footwear and fashion, Recreation and leisure, and Retail and wholesale
- Mergers - phase 1 clearance
The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition of Chain Reaction Cycles Ltd, Decade Europe Ltd and Hotlines Europe Ltd by Mapil Bidco Ltd.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|3 August 2016||Decision published|
|30 June 2016||Decision announced|
|4 May to 18 May 2016||Invitation to comment|
|4 May 2016||Launch of merger inquiry|
CMA clearance decision
30 June 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition of Chain Reaction Cycles Ltd, Decade Europe Ltd and Hotlines Europe Ltd by Mapil Bidco Ltd. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (3.8.16)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
4 May 2016: 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.
Launch of merger inquiry
4 May 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
Please send written representations about any competition issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 4 May 2016
Updated: 3 August 2016
Opened: 4 May 2016
Closed: 3 August 2016
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- First published.