Vanilla Group / Washstation merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Vanilla Group Ltd (JLA) of Washstation Ltd.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
TBC Deadline for phase 1 decision(*)
TBC Launch of merger inquiry
13 December 2017 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

Initial enforcement order

On 13 December 2017 the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on on JLA New Equityco Ltd and Vanilla Group Ltd, in relation to the completed acquisition by Vanilla Group Ltd (JLA) of Washstation Ltd.

Amendments/consents granted:


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

Lasse Burmester
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

Published 14 December 2017
Last updated 15 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Derogation published.
  2. First published.