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CMA proposes to refer magazine merger for phase two investigation

The CMA is proposing to refer Future’s anticipated acquisition of Miura (Holdings) Ltd, the parent of Imagine, for a phase two merger investigation unless suitable undertakings are offered. The CMA is concerned that the merger would give rise to issues in relation to the parties’ competing sci-fi titles. Click here.

CMA proposes to refer fuel pump merger for phase two investigation

The CMA is proposing to refer the merger of Dover Corporation and Wayne Fueling Systems Ltd for an in-depth phase two merger investigation unless suitable undertakings are offered. The CMA is concerned that there is only one other significant supplier of fuel dispensers in the UK, with other suppliers lacking sufficient scale to constrain the merged entity. Click here.

EU

Mergers

  • The European Commission has opened an in-depth phase two merger investigation into HeidelbergCement and Schwenk's joint acquisition of Cemex Croatia. Click here.

UK

CMA

  • The CMA has closed its investigation into a suspected breach of competition law by some price comparison websites that offer energy tariff comparisons in relation to paid online search advertising on the grounds of administrative priorities. Click here.
  • The CMA is consulting on undertakings in lieu of a reference offered by Acadia to sell 22 Partnerships in Care (PiC) and Priory hospitals to remedy competition concerns arising from its acquisition of Priory Group. Click here.