OVO / SSE Retail merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by OVO Group Ltd of SSE Energy Services Group Ltd.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
10 December 2019 Decision announced
24 October to 6 November 2019 Invitation to comment
23 October 2019 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

10 December 2019: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by OVO Group Ltd of SSE Energy Services Group Ltd. The full text of the decision will be available shortly.

Invitation to comment: Now closed.

24 October 2019: 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.

To assist it with this assessment, the CMA invites comments on the transaction from any interested party.

These comments should be provided by the deadline set out above.

Launch of merger inquiry

23 October 2019: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

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

MergerSupportTeam@cma.gov.uk

Published 24 October 2019
Last updated 10 December 2019 + show all updates
  1. Clearance decision announced.
  2. First published.