Open Text / GXS merger inquiry
The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Open Text Corporation of GXS Group Inc.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|16 September 2014||Decision published|
|26 August 2014||Decision announced|
|30 June to 10 July||Invitation to comment|
|28 March 2014||Derogation letter sent to the parties|
|12 February 2014||Initial undertakings accepted|
|12 February 2014||Launch of merger inquiry|
CMA clearance decision
26 August 2014: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Open Text Corporation of GXS Group Inc. The full text of the decision is available below:
Invitation to comment: Now closed
The Competition and Markets Authority (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.
On 12 February 2014 Hold Separate Undertakings under Section 71 of the Enterprise Act 2002 were accepted by the OFT. A copy of the Undertakings are here
Launch of merger inquiry
The OFT launched its merger inquiry on 12 February 2014.
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
37 Southampton Row