Stagecoach Devon / First Devon & Cornwall merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition of the Plymouth depot business and certain associated assets of First Devon & Cornwall Limited by Stagecoach Devon Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
4 November 2015 Decision published
21 September 2015 Decision announced
12 August 2015 Launch of merger inquiry
11 to 25 August 2015 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

21 September 2015: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition of the Plymouth depot business and certain associated assets of First Devon & Cornwall Limited by Stagecoach Devon Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Launch of merger inquiry

12 August 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

11 August 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.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

David Little
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

david.little@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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