Survitec / Wilhelmsen Maritime Services merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the completed acquisition by Survitec Group Ltd of the marine safety business of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
25 January 2017 Decision published
2 December 2016 Decision announced
1 December 2016 Initial enforcement order
7 October to 21 October 2016 Invitation to comment
7 October 2016 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

2 December 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Survitec Group Ltd of the marine safety business of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS. The full text of the decision is available below.

Initial enforcement order

1 December 2016: The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Survitec Topco Limited and Survitec Group Limited in relation to the completed acquisition by Survitec Group Limited of the marine safety business of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

7 October 2016: 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

7 October 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

mergersupportteam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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