Marlowe Holdings Investments / Lockwell Electrical Distributors merger inquiry
The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Marlowe Holdings Investments Limited (parent of Edmundson Electrical Limited) of Lockwell Electrical Distributors Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|9 March 2015||Decision published|
|19 February 2015||Decision announced|
|2 January 2015||Launch of merger inquiry|
|2 to 15 January 2015||Invitation to comment|
|31 October 2014||Initial enforcement order|
CMA clearance decision
19 February 2015: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Marlowe Holdings Investments Limited (parent of Edmundson Electrical Limited) of Lockwell Electrical Distributors Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (9.3.15)
Launch of merger inquiry
2 January 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (02.01.15)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
2 January 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.
Initial enforcement order
31 October 2014: An initial enforcement order under Section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 was put in place against Marlowe Holdings Limited, Marlowe Holdings Investments Limited, Edmundson Electrical Limited and Lockwell Electrical Distributors Limited by the CMA. A copy of the order can be found below:
- Initial enforcement order (03.11.14)
- Derogation 31 October 2014 (06.11.14)
- Derogation 10 November 2014 (12.11.14)
- Derogation 9 December 2014 (9.12.14)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 9 December 2014
Updated: 9 March 2015
Opened: 3 November 2014
Closed: 9 March 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- Commencement of initial period notice added
- Derogation added.