Sysco Corporation / Cucina Lux Investments / Brake Bros Limited / Kent Frozen Foods Limited merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by Sysco Corporation through Cucina Lux Investments Limited (which trades under brands including Brakes, Fresh Direct and M&J Seafood in the UK) of Kent Frozen Foods Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
27 March 2018 Decision published
16 March 2018 Decision announced
26 January to 9 February 2018 Invitation to comment
26 January 2018 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

16 March 2018: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Sysco Corporation through Cucina Lux Investments Limited (which trades under brands including Brakes, Fresh Direct and M&J Seafood in the UK) of Kent Frozen Foods Limited. The full text is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

26 January 2018: 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

26 January 2018: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:

Francisca Mendia-Lara
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

Francisca.Mendia-Lara@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 26 January 2018
Last updated 27 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. First published.