Nikkei / Financial Times Group merger inquiry
The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Nikkei Inc. of The Financial Times Group.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|16 November 2015||Decision published|
|15 October 2015||Decision announced|
|1 October 2015||Launch of merger inquiry|
|14 September to 28 September 2015||Invitation to comment|
CMA clearance decision
15 October 2015: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Nikkei Inc. of The Financial Times Group. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (16.11.15)
Launch of merger inquiry
1 October 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (1.10.15)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
14 September 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.
Please send written representations about any competition issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 14 September 2015
Updated: 16 November 2015
Opened: 14 September 2015
Closed: 16 November 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- Launch of CMA merger inquiry.
- First published.