Samworth Brothers Limited / Boparan Holdings Limited

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by Samworth Brothers Limited of the Manton Wood Manufacturing Site of Boparan Holdings Limited (2 Sisters Food Group).

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
24 December 2018 Decision announced
23 November to 7 December 2018 Invitation to comment
23 November 2018 Launch of merger enquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

24 December 2018: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Samworth Brothers Limited of the Manton Wood Manufacturing Site of Boparan Holdings Limited (2 Sisters Food Group). The full text of the decision will be available shortly.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

23 November 2018: 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.

To assist it with this assessment, the CMA invites comments on the transaction from any interested party.

These comments should be provided by the deadline set out above to:

Case officer name: Anastasija Rogozianskaja

Tel no: 0203 738 6173

E-mail: Anastasija.Rogozianskaja@cma.gov.uk

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Launch of merger inquiry

23 November 2018: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Anastasija Rogozianskaja
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

Anastasija.Rogozianskaja@cma.gov.uk

Published 23 November 2018
Last updated 24 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Clearance decision announced.
  2. First published.