|Phase 1 date||Action|
|8 February 2016||Decision published|
|8 January 2016||Decision announced|
|10 November 2015||Launch of merger inquiry|
|9 to 20 November 2015||Invitation to comment|
CMA clearance decision
8 January 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Whittan Intermediate Limited of Apex Linvar Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (8.2.16)
Launch of CMA merger inquiry
10 November 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (10.11.15)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
9 November 2015: 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. Whittan trades under a number of brands, including: Link51, Permar, Polypal and Moresecure.
Please send written representations about any competition issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority