PepsiCo Inc / Pipers Crisps Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by PepsiCo Inc. of Pipers Crisps Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
TBC Deadline for phase 1 decision (*)
TBC Launch of merger inquiry
7 December to 21 December 2018 Invitation to comment

(*) This date is the current statutory deadline by when the decision will be announced. If any change occurs, the information is refreshed as soon as practicable. However, the CMA cannot guarantee that the decision will be announced on or before this current deadline, as the deadline of a given case may change during the merger assessment process due to different reasons.

Phase 1

Invitation to comment: closes 21 December 2018

7 December 2018: 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.


Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Matteo Alchini
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

Published 7 December 2018