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CMA refers merger between Tesco and Booker for phase 2 investigation

The CMA has referred the proposed merger between Tesco and Booker for an in-depth phase 2 investigation, following a request for fast track referral from the parties. The CMA believes that in more than 350 local areas, where there is currently an overlap between Tesco shops and Booker-supplied 'symbol' stores, shoppers could face worse terms when buying their groceries. Click here.

CMA launches competition investigation in roofing materials sector

The CMA has announced that it has launched an investigation into suspected anti-competitive arrangements in the UK roofing materials sector. Click here.

  • The CMA has decided to release FirstGroup Holdings Limited from undertakings that were put in place following the 1989 merger of local bus companies Badgerline and Midland Red West, which was investigated by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. This confirms the CMA's provisional decision. Click here.
  • The CMA has announced that it will refer Origin's proposed acquisition of Bunn for a phase 2 merger investigation unless the parties offer suitable undertakings in lieu of a reference. The CMA has found that the merger could reduce competition to supply fertilisers in Scotland. Click here.

This article was written by Paul Stone.

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