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.

Statutory timetable

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

Phase 1

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.

Launch of merger inquiry

2 January 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

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:

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:

Alba Ziso
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

alba.ziso@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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