|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|
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.
- Full text decision (15.9.16)
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.
- Commencement of initial period notice (19.7.16)
Please send written representations about any competition issues to:
Competition and Markets Authority