Tulip / Easey merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the completed acquisition by Danish Crown A/S (via its subsidiary Tulip Limited) of Easey Holdings Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
25 January 2018 Decision published
14 December 2017 Decision announced
19 October to 2 November 2017 Invitation to comment
19 October 2017 Launch of merger inquiry
11 September 2017 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

14 December 2017: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Danish Crown A/S (via its subsidiary Tulip Limited) of Easey Holdings Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: now closed

19 October 2017: 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 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.

Launch of merger inquiry

19 October 2017: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Initial enforcement order

On 11 September 2016, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Danish Crown A/S, Tulip Limited and Easey Holdings Limited in relation to the completed acquisition by Danish Crown A/S (via its subsidiary Tulip Limited) of Easey Holdings Limited.

Amendments/consents granted

Contact

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

mergersupportteam@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 13 September 2017
Last updated 25 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. Derogation published.
  4. Launch of CMA merger inquiry and invitation to comment issued.
  5. Derogation published.
  6. First published.