|Phase 1 date
|3 January 2018
|30 October to 13 November 2017
||Invitation to comment
|27 October 2017
||Launch of merger inquiry
CMA to consider undertakings offered
The CMA considers that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the undertakings offered by Refresco, or a modified version of them, might be accepted by the CMA under the Enterprise Act 2002. The full text of the decision will be available shortly.
Reference unless undertakings accepted
3 January 2018: The CMA has decided, on the information currently available to it, that it is or may be the case that this merger 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 the parties offer acceptable undertakings to address these competition concerns. The full text of the decision will be available shortly.
Notice of extension of the preliminary assessment period
30 October 2017: 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.
Launch of merger inquiry
27 October 2017: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
Please send written representations about any competition issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority