Motorola / Airwave merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Motorola Solutions Inc. (Motorola) of Airwave Solutions Limited (Airwave).

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
12 August 2016 Decision published
1 July 2016 Decision announced
9 June 2016 Revocation of the initial enforcement order
6 May to 20 May 2016 Invitation to comment
5 May 2016 Launch of merger inquiry
17 March 2016 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

1 July 2016: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Motorola Solutions Inc. of Airwave Solutions Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Revocation of initial enforcement order

8 June 2016: In view of the evidence available to the CMA at this stage, the CMA revoked the initial enforcement order. A copy of the order is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

6 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

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

Initial enforcement order

17 March 2016: The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Motorola Solutions Inc, Motorola Solutions Overseas Limited and Motorola Solutions UK LP One (UK) in relation to the completed acquisition of Guardian Digital Communications Holdings Limited (the parent company of Airwave Solutions Limited).

Amendments/consents granted


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

Tobe Nwaogu
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

Published 17 March 2016
Last updated 12 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. Revocation order published.
  4. Invitation to comment issued.
  5. Launch of CMA merger inquiry.
  6. Derogation published.
  7. First published.