ZPG / Websky merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the completed acquisition by ZPG Plc of Websky Limited.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
24 July 2017 Decision published
29 June 2017 Decision announced
5 to 19 May 2017 Invitation to comment
5 May 2017 Launch of merger inquiry
31 March 2017 Initial enforcement order

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

29 June 2017: The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by ZPG Plc of Websky Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.

Invitation to comment: now closed

5 May 2017: The Competition and Markets Authority (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 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

5 May 2017: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Initial enforcement order

On 29 March 2017, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on ZPG plc, in relation to the completed acquisition by ZPG Plc of Websky Limited.

Amendments/consents granted


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

Henry Mostyn
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row


Published 31 March 2017
Last updated 24 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Full text of the decision published.
  2. Clearance decision announced.
  3. Launch of merger inquiry.
  4. Derogation published.
  5. First published.