MSV Group / Donington Park motor racing circuit merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the completed acquisition by MSV Group Limited of the circuit business operating at the Donington Park motor racing circuit and related assets and land interests.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
31 August 2017 Decision published
11 August 2017 Decision announced
16 June 2017 Launch of merger inquiry
15 to 29 June 2017 Invitation to comment
2 March 2017 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

11 August 2017: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by MSV Group Limited of the circuit business operating at the Donington Park motor racing circuit and related assets and land interests. The full text of the decision is available below.

Launch of merger inquiry

16 June 2017: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

15 June 2017: The Competition and Markets Authority (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 may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or servicess.

Initial enforcement order

On 2 March 2017, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 MSV Group Limited and Motorsport Vision Limited, in relation to the completed acquisition by MSV Group Limited of the circuit business operating at the Donington Park motor racing circuit and related assets and land interests.

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

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

Alison Trinkl
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

alison.trinkl@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 3 March 2017
Last updated 31 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. Launch of merger inquiry.
  4. Invitation to comment issued.
  5. Derogation published.
  6. First published.