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

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Tayto Group Limited of The Real Pork Crackling Company Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
15 November 2018 Deadline for phase 1 decision*
21 September 2018 to 5 October 2018 Invitation to comment
20 September 2018 Launch of merger inquiry
18 July 2018 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.

Phase 1

Invitation to comment: closes 5 October 2018

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:


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

Matteo Alchini
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


Published 20 July 2018
Last updated 21 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Invitation to comment issued.
  2. Commencement of initial period notice published and Derogation published.
  3. Derogation published.
  4. First published.