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.
|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|
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.
- Full text decision (27.5.16)
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.
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 3 March 2016
Updated: 27 May 2016
Opened: 3 March 2016
Closed: 27 May 2016
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced
- First published.