Sibanye Gold Limited / Lonmin plc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Sibanye Gold Limited (trading as Sibanye-Stillwater) of Lonmin Plc.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Action
30 July 2018 Decision published
28 June 2018 Decision announced
14 to 29 May 2018 Invitation to comment
14 May 2018 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

28 June 2018: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Sibanye Gold Limited (trading as Sibanye-Stillwater) of Lonmin Plc.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

14 May 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 to:

Anna Caro

Telephone: 0203 738 6375

Anna.caro@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Case number: ME/6742/18

Launch of merger inquiry

14 May 2018: 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:

mergersupportteam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 15 May 2018
Last updated 30 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.