Rheinmetall Defense UK Ltd / BAE Systems Global Combat Systems Ltd merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the proposed acquisition by Rheinmetall Defense UK Ltd of BAE Systems Global Combat Systems Ltd.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
13 June 2019 Deadline for phase 1 decision (*)
15 April 2019 to 30 April 2019 Invitation to comment
12 April 2019 Launch of merger inquiry

(*) 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.

Phase 1

Invitation to comment: closes 30 April 2019

15 April 2019: 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

12 April 2019: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.


Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Alvaro Ummen-Almeida
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


Published 15 April 2019