South Staffordshire Water / South West Water Merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated non-household retail water and sewerage services joint venture between South Staffordshire Water Plc and South West Water Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
21 March 2017 Decision published
10 March 2017 Decision announced
2 February to 16 February 2017 Invitation to comment
2 February 2017 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

10 March 2017: The CMA has cleared the anticipated non-household retail water and sewerage services joint venture between South Staffordshire Water Plc and South West Water Limited. The full text of the decision is available below:

Invitation to comment: Now closed

2 February 2017: 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

2 February 2017: The CMA has launched its phase 1 investigation following the European Commission’s decision to refer the case to the United Kingdom under Article 4(4) of the EC Merger Regulation.

Contact

mergersupportteam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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