Mapil Bidco / Chain Reaction Cycles merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition of Chain Reaction Cycles Ltd, Decade Europe Ltd and Hotlines Europe Ltd by Mapil Bidco Ltd.

Statutory timetable

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

Phase 1

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.

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.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Lasse Burmester
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

Lasse.Burmester@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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