Standard Life / Aberdeen Asset Management merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by Standard Life plc of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
18 July 2017 Decision published
22 June 2017 Decision announced
22 May to 6 June 2017 Invitation to comment
22 May 2017 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

22 June 2017: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Standard Life plc of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

22 May 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

22 May 2017: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

mergersupportteam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 22 May 2017
Last updated 18 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.