Martin McColl / Co-operative merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by Martin McColl Ltd of 298 grocery stores from Co-operative Group Ltd.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
26 January 2017 Decision published
20 December 2016 Decision announced
28 October to 11 November 2016 Invitation to comment
28 October 2016 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

20 December 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Martin McColl Ltd of 298 grocery stores from Co-operative Group Ltd. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

28 October 2016: 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.

Launch of merger inquiry

28 October 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

mergersupportteam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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