|Phase 1 date||Action|
|31 October 2016||Deadline for phase 1 decision (*)|
|5 September 2016||Launch of merger inquiry|
|5 September to 16 September 2016||Invitation to comment|
|8 August 2016||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.
Launch of merger inquiry
5 September 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
Invitation to comment: Now closed
5 September 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.
Initial enforcement order
On 8 August 2016, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72 (2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Novo Invest GmbH and Novomatic UK Ltd, in relation to the completed acquisition by Novo Invest GmbH acting through Novomatic UK Ltd of Talarius Limited.
- Initial enforcement order (9.8.16)
- Derogation 20 September 2016 (26.9.16)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority