CMA market investigations: a summary

A short guide to how the CMA carries out its market investigations.

This publication was withdrawn on

This publication was withdrawn on 5 July 2017. For information about market investigations please refer to the supplemental guidance on the CMA’s approach to market studies and market investigations: CMA3.



This note summarises how the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) carries out market investigations.

More information about the process is in the market investigation guidelines.

Published 6 November 2014