Shearwell Data / Ketchum Manufacturing merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by Shearwell Data Limited of the entire issued share capital of Ketchum Manufacturing Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
10 March 2017 Decision published
23 January 2017 Decision announced
1 December to 14 December 2016 Invitation to comment
1 December 2016 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

23 January 2017: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Shearwell Data Limited of the entire issued share capital of Ketchum Manufacturing Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

1 December 2016: 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.

Launch of merger inquiry

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

Contact

mergersupportteam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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