|Phase 1 date
|10 May 2019
|04 April 2019 to 18 April 2019
||Invitation to comment
|03 April 2019
||Launch of merger inquiry
FNTQ decision announced
8 May 2019: The CMA has decided that the anticipated acquisition by Visa International Service Association of Earthport plc does not qualify for investigation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002.
04 April 2019: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, if carried into effect, will result 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 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
03 April 2019: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
Please send written representations about any competition issues to: