Spire Healthcare Limited / St Anthony’s Hospital

The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Spire Healthcare Limited of certain assets and business comprising St Anthony’s Hospital in Surrey.

Administrative timetable

Phase 1 date Action
17 October 2014 Decision published
24 September 2014 Decision announced
30 July 2014 Launch of merger inquiry
23 May 2014 Initial Enforcement Order

Case reference: ME/6444/14

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

24 September 2014: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Spire Healthcare Limited of certain assets and business comprising St Anthony’s Hospital in Surrey. The full text of the decision is available below:

Invitation to comment: Now closed

The Competition and Markets Authority (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: 23 May 2014

On 23 May 2014, an Initial Enforcement Order under Section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 was put in place against Spire Healthcare Group UK Limited (parent company of Spire Healthcare Limited) and Spire Healthcare Limited by the CMA. A copy of the Order is below:

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition Issues to:

Raúl Nieto
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
37 Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

Raul.Nieto@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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