Pulsant Bidco / Onyx merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the completed acquisition by Pulsant Bidco Limited of Onyx Information Technology Holdings Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
18 January 2017 Decision published
9 December 2016 Decision announced
17 November 2016 Revocation of the initial enforcement order
8 November 2016 Launch of merger inquiry
24 October to 7 November 2016 Invitation to comment
21 July 2016 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

9 December 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Pulsant Bidco Limited of Onyx Information Technology Holdings Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Revocation of initial enforcement order

17 November 2016: In view of the evidence available to the CMA at this stage, the CMA revoked the initial enforcement order.

Launch of merger inquiry

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

Invitation to comment: Now closed

24 October 2016: 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.

Initial enforcement order

On 21 July 2016, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Pulsant Group Holdings Limited and Pulsant Bidco Limited in relation to the completed acquisition by Pulsant Bidco Limited of Onyx Information Technology Holdings Limited.

Amendments/consents granted

Contact

mergersupportteam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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