Oasis Dental Care / Total Orthodontics merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Oasis Dental Care (Central) Limited of Total Orthodontics Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
8 October 2015 Decision published
2 September 2015 Decision announced
8 to 15 July 2015 Invitation to comment
8 July 2015 Launch of merger inquiry
8 May 2015 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

2 September 2015: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Oasis Dental Care (Central) Limited of Total Orthodontics Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

8 July 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

8 July 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Initial enforcement order

8 May 2015: The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Oasis Healthcare Limited and Oasis Dental Care (Central) Limited in relation to the completed acquisition by Oasis Dental Care (Central) Limited of Total Orthodontics Limited.

Contact

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

Zoe Fiander
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton \row
London
WC1B 4AD

zoe.fiander@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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