Phonographic Performance / PRS for Music merger inquiry
The CMA investigated the anticipated joint venture between Phonographic Performance Limited and PRS for Music Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|7 September 2016||Decision published|
|18 August 2016||Decision announced|
|24 June to 8 July 2016||Invitation to comment|
|24 June 2016||Launch of merger inquiry|
CMA clearance decision
18 August 2016: The CMA has cleared the anticipated joint venture between Phonographic Performance Limited and PRS for Music Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (7.9.16)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
24 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
23 June 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (23.6.16)
Please send written representations about any competition issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 24 June 2016
Updated: 7 September 2016
Opened: 24 June 2016
Closed: 7 September 2016
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- First published.