Solera Holdings / CAP Automotive merger inquiry
The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Solera Holdings, Inc. of the entire issued share capital of CAP Automotive Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|12 June 2015||Decision published|
|5 May 2015||Decision announced|
|14 April 2015||Revocation of initial enforcement order|
|5 March 2015||Launch of merger inquiry|
|5 to 19 March 2015||Invitation to comment|
|3 December 2014||Initial enforcement order|
CMA clearance decision
5 May 2015: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Solera Holdings, Inc. of the entire issued share capital of CAP Automotive Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (12.6.15)
Revocation of initial enforcement order
14 April 2015: In view of the evidence available to the CMA at this stage, the CMA revoked the initial enforcement order. A copy of the order is available below.
- Revocation order (14.4.15)
Launch of merger inquiry
5 March 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
Invitation to comment: Now closed
5 March 2015: 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.
Initial enforcement order
3 December 2014: The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Solera Holdings, Inc. and HPI Holding Limited in relation to the completed acquisition of CAP Automotive Limited.
- Initial enforcement order (5.12.14)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 5 March 2015
Updated: 12 June 2015
Opened: 5 December 2014
Closed: 12 June 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- Revocation order published.
- Invitation to comment issued and commencement of initial period notice published.