The CMA investigated the acquisition by Wolseley UK Limited of Fusion Provida Holdco Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 dates Action
8 September 2014 Decision published
20 August 2014 Decision announced
25 June to 9 July 2014 Invitation to comment
25 June 2014 Merger inquiry launched
1 April 2014 Initial enforcement order made

Case reference: ME/6446/14

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

20 August 2014: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Wolseley UK Limited of Fusion Provida Holdco Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Launch of CMA merger inquiry

The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties on 25 June 2014.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

25 June 2014: The CMA is considering whether it is or may be the case that 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 UK for goods or services.

Deadline for responses: 9 July 2014

Initial enforcement order

On 1 April 2014, an Initial Enforcement Order under Section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 was put in place against Wolseley UK Limited and Wolseley plc by the CMA. A copy of the Order can be found below:


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

Carole Bowley
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

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