ZOLL Circulation / Philips' InnerCool temperature management business merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the completed acquisition by ZOLL Circulation of certain assets related to Philips' InnerCool temperature management business.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
16 February 2015 Decision published
5 February 2015 Decision announced
8 January to 22 January 2015 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

FNTQ decision announced

5 February 2015: The CMA has decided that ZOLL Circulation’s acquisition of Philips’ InnerCool temperature management solutions business does not qualify for investigation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

8 January 2015: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that the proposed transaction whereby Zoll Circulation has acquired certain assets related to Philips’ InnerCool temperature management business, if carried into effect, will result 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 may be expected to result, in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.


Please send written representations about any competition issues to:

Alba Ziso
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


Published 8 January 2015
Last updated 16 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Found not to qualify decision announced.
  3. First published.