• The CMA has provisionally decided that there is no material change in circumstances or special reason for it not to implement the remedies in the Ryanair/Aer Lingus merger inquiry.  Click here.
  • The CMA has referred Poundland Group plc’s anticipated acquisition of 99p Stores Limited for an in-depth phase 2 investigation, as the parties have not offered any undertakings. Click here.
  • The CMA has published an update on its investigation into suspected cartel conduct in respect of the supply in the UK of galvanised steel tanks for water storage. An interim case management hearing on the criminal case against the defendants Mr Stringer and Mr Dean was heard on 17 April at Southwark Crown Court. A further hearing has been set for the court to hear legal arguments on 19 May. The trial date remains set for 1 June and is expected to last 6 to 8 weeks.  Click here.
  • The CMA has provisionally cleared the completed acquisition by Pork Farms Caspian of the chilled savoury pastry business of Kerry Foods.  In its provisional findings, the CMA has provisionally concluded that the merger has not resulted, and may not be expected to result, in a substantial lessening of competition for the products affected by the merger, namely hot pies, cold pies, sausage rolls, and pasties and slices.  Click here.