|Phase 1 Date
|16 August 2018
||Deadline for phase 1 decision*
|21 June to 5 July 2018
||Invitation to comment
|21 June 2018
||Launch of merger inquiry
|4 May 2018
||Initial enforcement order
(*) This date is the current statutory deadline by when the decision will be announced. If any change occurs, the information is refreshed as soon as practicable. However, the CMA cannot guarantee that the decision will be announced on or before this current deadline, as the deadline of a given case may change during the merger assessment process due to different reasons.
Launch of merger inquiry
21 June 2018: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
21 June 2018: 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.
Directions to appoint a monitoring trustee
23 May 2018: On 17 May 2018, pursuant to an initial enforcement order dated 1 May 2018, the CMA directed Restore PLC to appoint a monitoring trustee.
Initial enforcement order
On 1 May 2018, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Restore plc, in relation to the completed acquisition by Restore plc of certain businesses of TNT UK Limited.
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority