Steven Eagell / Toyota Dealerships merger inquiry
The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Steven Eagell Limited of 7 Toyota dealerships and 2 Lexus dealerships from Lancaster Motor Company.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|7 August 2017||Deadline for phase 1 decision (*)|
|12 to 26 June 2017||Invitation to comment|
|12 June 2017||Launch of merger inquiry|
|7 March 2017||Variation order|
|3 March 2017||Initial enforcement order|
(*)This date is the current statutory deadline by when the decision will be announced. If any change occurs, the information is refreshed as soon as practicable. However, the CMA cannot guarantee that the decision will be announced on or before this current deadline, as the deadline of a given case may change during the merger assessment process due to different reasons.
Invitation to comment: closes 26 June 2017
12 June 2017: 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 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
12 June 2017: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (12.6.17)
Initial enforcement order
On 3 March 2017, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Steven Eagell Limited, in relation to the completed acquisition by Steven Eagell Limited of 7 Toyota and 2 Lexus dealerships and related assets from Lancaster Motor Company.
- Derogation 26 May 2017 (2.6.17)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 8 March 2017
Updated: 12 June 2017
Opened: 8 March 2017
- Launch of merger inquiry and invitation to comment issued.
- Derogation published.
- First published.