NSMP / Total merger inquiry
The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by North Sea Midstream Partners Limited (NSMP) of certain assets of Total E&P UK Limited (Total).
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|23 November 2015||Decision published|
|12 November 2015||Decision announced|
|13 to 27 October 2015||Invitation to comment|
|9 October 2015||Launch of merger inquiry|
CMA clearance decision
12 November 2015: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by North Sea Midstream Partners Limited (NSMP) of certain assets of Total E&P UK Limited (Total). The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (23.11.15)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
13 October 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.
Launch of CMA merger inquiry
13 October 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (13.10.15)
Please send written representations about any competition issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 13 October 2015
Updated: 23 November 2015
Opened: 13 October 2015
Closed: 23 November 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- First published.