Whitby Seafoods / Dawnfresh Seafoods merger inquiry
- Competition and Markets Authority
- 21 March 2016
- Last updated:
- 14 July 2016, see all updates
- 21 March 2016
- 14 July 2016
- Case type:
- Case state:
- Market sector:
- Agriculture, environment and natural resources and Food manufacturing
- Mergers - phase 1 clearance
The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by Whitby Seafoods Limited of assets of Dawnfresh Seafoods Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|14 July 2016||Decision published|
|20 June 2016||Decision announced|
|12 April to 25 April 2016||Invitation to comment|
|21 April 2016||Launch of merger inquiry|
|21 March 2016||Initial enforcement order|
CMA clearance decision
20 June 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Whitby Seafoods Limited of assets of Dawnfresh Seafoods Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (14.7.16)
Launch of merger inquiry
21 April 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (21.4.16)
Invitation to comment: closes 25 April 2016
12 April 2016: 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
21 March 2016: On 18 March 2016, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Whitby Seafoods Limited in relation to the completed acquisition by Whitby Seafoods Limited of assets of Dawnfresh Seafoods Limited.
- Initial enforcement order (21.3.16)
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 21 March 2016
Updated: 14 July 2016
Opened: 21 March 2016
Closed: 14 July 2016
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- Launch of merger inquiry.
- Invitation to comment issued.
- First published.