Ridgeway / Parkview Skoda

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Ridgeway Garages (Newbury) Limited of Parkview Skoda.

Administrative table

Phase 1 Action
21 March 2013 OFT clearance decision
24 December 2013 Statutory timetable re-started
4 December 2013 Statutory timetable suspended
3 December 2014 – 16 December 2014 Invitation to comment
20 November 2013 Merger inquiry launched

Phase 1

OFT clearance decision: 21 March 2014

The decision in this case was announced on 21 March 2014. The full text of the decision is available below:

Statutory timetable Suspended: 4 December 2013 – 24 December 2013

The statutory timetable was suspended by notice due to non-receipt of information required by the OFT. The statutory timetable re-started following receipt of information required.

Invitation to Comment: Now Closed

The OFT is considering whether this acquisition 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.

Merger inquiry Launched: 20 November 2013

The merger was identified by the Mergers Intelligence Unit and an enquiry letter sent to Ridgeway on 20 November 2014.


Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:

Hassan Bakay
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
37 Southampton Row


Published 20 May 2014