Whittan Intermediate / Masondixie merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Whittan Intermediate Limited of Masondixie Ltd (parent company of Lion Steel Equipment Ltd).

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
15 September 2016 Decision published
7 September 2016 Decision announced
19 July to 2 August 2016 Invitation to comment
19 July 2016 Launch of merger inquiry

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

7 September 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Whittan Intermediate Limited of Masondixie Ltd (parent company of Lion Steel Equipment Ltd). The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

19 July 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.

Launch of merger inquiry

19 July 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Carole Bowley
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

carole.bowley@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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