Orkla House / L.G. Harris merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Orkla House Care Norge AS of L.G. Harris & Co. Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
26 August 2016 Decision published
28 July 2016 Decision announced
14 June to 28 June 2016 Invitation to comment
14 June 2016 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

28 July 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Orkla House Care Norge AS of L.G. Harris & Co. Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

14 June 2016: 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 merger inquiry

14 June 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.


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

Martin Hughes
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


Published 14 June 2016
Last updated 26 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.