Tayto Group Limited / The Real Pork Crackling Company Limited merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the completed acquisition by Tayto Group Limited of The Real Pork Crackling Company Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
13 November 2018 Decision announced
21 September 2018 to 5 October 2018 Invitation to comment
20 September 2018 Launch of merger inquiry
18 July 2018 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

13 November 2018: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Tayto Group Limited of The Real Pork Crackling Company Limited.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

21 September 2018: 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.

To assist it with this assessment, the CMA invites comments on the transaction from any interested party.

Launch of merger inquiry

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

Initial enforcement order

On 18 July 2018 the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Tayto Group Limited and its parent company Manderley Food Group Limited, in relation to the completed acquisition by Tayto Group Limited of The Real Pork Crackling Company Limited..

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

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

Matteo Alchini
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

matteo.alchini@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 20 July 2018
Last updated 30 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. Invitation to comment issued.
  4. Commencement of initial period notice published and Derogation published.
  5. Derogation published.
  6. First published.