Sims Group UK / Morley Waste merger inquiry

The CMA has investigated and cleared the completed acquisition by Sims Group UK Holdings Limited Of Morley Waste.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
29 August 2018 Decision published
24 July 2018 Decision announced
10 July 2018 Revocation of the initial enforcement order
18 June to 2 July 2018 Invitation to comment
18 June 2018 Launch of merger inquiry
4 May 2018 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

24 July 2018: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Sims Group UK Limited of Morley Waste Traders Limited, Lord & Midgley Limited and Kaystan Holdings Limited.

Revocation of initial enforcement order

10 July 2018: In view of the evidence available to the CMA at this stage, the CMA has revoked the initial enforcement order.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

18 June 2018: 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

18 June 2018: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Initial enforcement order

On 4 May 2018, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Sims Metal Management Limited, Sims Group UK Limited and Sims Group UK Holdings Limited, in relation to the completed acquisition by Sims Group UK Holdings Limited Of Morley Waste Traders Limited, Lord & Midgley Limited and Kaystan Holdings Limited.

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

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

mergersupportteam@cma.gov.uk

Published 4 May 2018
Last updated 29 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. Revocation order published.
  4. Commencement of initial period notice published and Invitation to comment issued.
  5. Derogation published.
  6. Derogation published.
  7. First published.