Severn Trent / United Utilities merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated non-household retail water and sewerage services joint venture between Severn Trent Plc and United Utilities Group Plc.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
27 May 2016 Decision published
3 May 2016 Decision announced
3 March to 17 March 2016 Invitation to comment
3 March 2016 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

3 May 2016: The CMA has cleared the non-household retail water and sewerage services joint venture between Severn Trent Plc and United Utilities Group Plc. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

3 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

3 March 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

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

Alba Ziso
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

alba.ziso@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 3 March 2016
Last updated 27 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced
  3. First published.