Tobii AB / Smartbox Assistive Technology Limited and Sensory Software International Ltd merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Tobii AB of Smartbox Assistive Technology Limited and Sensory Software International Ltd.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
25 January 2019 Deadline for phase 1 decision*
27 November 2018 to 11 December 2018 Invitation to comment
27 November 2018 Launch of merger inquiry
28 September 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 on 11 December 2018

27 November 2018: 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 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. These comments should be provided by the deadline set out above.

Launch of merger inquiry

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

Initial enforcement order

On 28 September 2018, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Tobii AB in relation to the completed acquisition by Tobii AB of Smartbox Assistive Technology Limited and Sensory Software International Ltd.

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

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

Marie-Madeleine Husunu
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

Marie-Madeleine.Husunu@cma.gov.uk

Published 3 October 2018
Last updated 27 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Notice of commencement published and invitation to comment opened.
  2. Derogation published.
  3. Derogation published.
  4. First published.