The CMA investigated the anticipated merger of Pure Gym Limited and The Gym Limited but the parties abandoned the deal.

Administrative timetable

Phase 2 Action
1 August 2014 Merger reference cancelled (*)
26 June 2014 Phase 2 merger reference made
Phase 1 Action
26 June 2014 Decision announced
11 March 2014 Administrative timetable suspended
19 February 2014 to 5 March 2014 Invitation to comment
18 February 2014 Merger inquiry launched

(*) The CMA’s phase 2 reference concerning the merger of Pure Gym Limited and The Gym Limited has been cancelled.

Phase 2


Inquiry group appointed: 1 July 2014

Martin Cave (Chairman), John Harley, Philip Marsden, Jayne Scott

Terms of reference: 26 June 2014

Phase 1

Referral decision

26 June 2014: The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by Pure Gym Limited and The Gym Limited to phase 2 for further investigation. The full text of the decision is available below:

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