WGSN / Stylesight

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by WGSN, Inc. of Stylesight, Inc.

Administrative timetable

Phase 1 Action
18 July 2014 Decision published
25 June 2014 Decision announced
28 April 2014 – 9 May 2014 Invitation to comment
28 April 2014 Merger inquiry launched
12 March 2014 Derogation consent granted
24 February 2014 Initial undertakings accepted

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision: 25 June 2014

The CMA announced its clearance decision on 25 June 2014. The full text of the decision is available below:

Invitation to comment – 28 April 2014 – 9 May 2014

The CMA is considering whether this acquisition 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.

Launch of CMA merger inquiry: 28 April 2014

The OFT launched an own-initiative merger investigation by sending an enquiry letter on 10 March 2014. The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by Notice to the parties on 28 April 2014.

Initial Undertakings: 24 February 2014

Here is a copy of the non-confidential version of the initial undertakings accepted on the above date.


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

Cleo Alliston
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
37 Southampton Row


Published 21 July 2014