WD-40 Company / GT 85 merger inquiry
The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by WD-40 Company Limited of the business and assets of GT 85 Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|16 February 2015||Decision published|
|3 February 2015||Decision announced|
|5 December 2014||Launch of merger inquiry|
|5 December to 12 December 2014||Invitation to comment|
|3 November 2014||Initial enforcement order|
CMA clearance decision
3 February 2015: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by WD-40 Company Limited of the business and assets of GT 85 Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (16.2.15)
Launch of merger inquiry
5 December 2014: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (5.12.14)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
5 December 2014: 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.
Initial enforcement order
On 3 November 2014, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on WD-40 Company Limited in relation to its completed acquisition of the business and assets of GT 85 Limited. You can find a copy of the order below:
- Initial enforcement order (05.11.14)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 9 December 2014
Updated: 16 February 2015
Opened: 15 September 2014
Closed: 16 February 2015
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- First published.