The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Safetykleen UK Limited of Pure Solve UK Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|13 June 2016||Decision published|
|20 May 2016||Merger investigation cancelled|
|11 May 2016||Decision announced|
|11 March to 29 March 2016||Invitation to comment|
|11 March 2016||Launch of merger inquiry|
Merger reference cancelled
- News story: Safetykleen/Pure Solve merger investigation cancelled (20.5.16)
Reference unless undertakings accepted
11 May 2016: 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 Safetykleen offers acceptable undertakings to address these competition concerns. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (13.6.16)
- Press release: Machinery parts cleaning merger faces in-depth investigation (11.5.16)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
11 March 2016: 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 merger inquiry
11 March 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (11.3.16)
Please send written representations about any competition issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 11 March 2016
Updated: 13 June 2016
Opened: 11 March 2016
Closed: 13 June 2016
- Full text of the decision published.
- Merger investigation cancelled.
- Decision announced: reference unless undertakings accepted.
- First published.