Extension of consideration of undertakings in lieu (UILs)
21 September 2015
10 September 2015
15 to 28 July 2015
Invitation to comment
15 July 2015
Launch of merger inquiry
Undertakings in lieu of reference accepted
14 January 2016: The CMA has accepted undertakings in lieu of reference for the anticipated acquisition by RELX (UK) Limited (formerly known as Reed Elsevier (UK) Limited) of Jordan Publishing Limited. A copy of the undertakings and the decision are available below.
24 September 2015: The CMA considers that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the undertakings offered by Reed Elsevier, or a modified version of them, might be accepted by the CMA under the Enterprise Act 2002. A copy of the notice is available below.
10 September 2015: The CMA has decided, on the information currently available to it, that it is or may be the case that this merger, if carried into effect, may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within a market or markets in the United Kingdom. This merger will be referred for a phase 2 investigation unless Reed Elsevier offers acceptable undertakings to address these competition concerns. The full text of the decision is available below.
15 July 2015: 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 CMA merger inquiry
15 July 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.