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.
|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|
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.
- Full text decision (10.3.17)
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.
- Commencement of initial period notice (1.12.16)
Published: 1 December 2016
Updated: 10 March 2017
Opened: 1 December 2016
Closed: 10 March 2017
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- First published.