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Focus Antitrust - 3 August

3 August 2016

In The News

CMA issues final report on Celesio/Sainsburys’ pharmacy merger

The CMA has decided that Celesio will have to sell pharmacies in 12 areas of England and Wales in order to obtain clearance for its takeover of Sainsbury’s pharmacies. Click here.


  • The CMA has announced that it has accepted a remedy to resolve competition concerns arising from Breedon’s acquisition of Hope. Click here.
  • The CMA is considering undertakings offered by Acadia to address competition concerns following its acquisition of Priory. Click here.
  • Following the settlement announced earlier this month, the CMA has issued a statement of objections setting out the CMA’s case against Trod Limited and GB eye Limited that, from March 2011 July 2015, the parties agreed that they would not undercut each other’s prices for posters and frames sold on Amazon’s UK website. Click here.
  • The CMA is to review undertakings relating to BAE Systems to see if they are still appropriate. The undertakings were first given by BAE Systems’ predecessor, British Aerospace plc, to the then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry following its acquisition in 1999 of the Marconi Electronic Systems business from General Electric Company plc. Click here.
  • The CMA has accepted in principle merger undertakings offered by Tullett in relation to its anticipated acquisition of ICAP’s voice/hybrid broking business and is now inviting comments. Click here.

For more information please contact Paul Stone on +44 (0)20 7203 5110 or at paul.stone@crsblaw.com