The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Smith & Nephew PLC of ArthroCare Corporation.
|21 May 2014||CMA clearance announcement|
|26 March 2014 – 9 April 2014||Invitation to Comment|
|24 March 2014||Merger inquiry launched|
CMA clearance decision: 21 May 2014
The decision in this case was announced on 21 May 2014. The full text of the decision is available below:
Invitation to Comment – 26 March 2014 – 9 April 2014
The Office of Fair Trading is considering whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, 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.
- Deadline for comments: 9 April 2014
Launch of CMA merger inquiry: 24 March 2014
The OFT launched its merger inquiry following receipt of a satisfactory submission on 24 March 2014.
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
37 Southampton Row