National Fostering Agency / Outcomes First Group merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by SSCP Spring Bidco Limited (trading as National Fostering Agency) of Boston Holdco A Limited (trading as Outcomes First Group).

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
TBC Deadline for phase 1 decision*
TBC Launch of merger inquiry
9 August 2019 Initial enforcement order

(*) This date is the current statutory deadline by when the decision will be announced. If any change occurs, the information is refreshed as soon as practicable. However, the CMA cannot guarantee that the decision will be announced on or before this current deadline, as the deadline of a given case may change during the merger assessment process due to different reasons.

Phase 1

Initial enforcement order

9 August 2019: The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on the Stirling Square Capital Partners group and SSCP Spring Bidco Limited (trading as National Fostering Agency), in relation to the acquisition by SSCP Spring Bidco Limited of Boston Holdco A Limited (trading as Outcomes First Group).

Amendments/consents granted

Contact

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

Nafees Saeed
Competition and Markets Authority
The Cabot
25 Cabot Square
London
E14 4QZ

Nafees.Saeed@cma.gov.uk

Published 11 September 2019
Last updated 20 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Derogation published.
  2. First published.