Xchanging Holdings / Total Objects merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Xchanging Holdings Limited of Total Objects Limited.

Statutory timetable

Date Action
20 January 2015 Decision published
9 December 2014 Decision announced
14 October 2014 Launch of merger inquiry
16 to 30 September Invitation to comment

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

9 December 2014: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Xchanging Holdings Limited of Total Objects Limited. The full text of the decision is available below:

Invitation to comment: Now closed

16 September 2014: 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 CMA merger inquiry

14 October 2014: The CMA launched its merger inquiry following receipt of a satisfactory notification.


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

Emily Chissell
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


Published 20 January 2015