Focus Antitrust - 20 June 2018
In The News
CMA proposing to refer Rentokil/Cannon Hygiene merger
The CMA has found that Rentokil’s purchase of Cannon Hygiene may reduce competition for businesses buying products and services for washrooms. The CMA is proposing to refer the merger for a detailed phase 2 investigation, unless the parties offer suitable undertakings. Click here.
Secretary of State consults on Fox/Sky undertakings
The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has published for consultation undertakings in relation to Fox’s proposed acquisition of Sky. The undertakings have been offered by Fox and Disney for the divestment of Sky News to Disney. Click here.
- The European Commission has approved unconditionally the proposed acquisition of Sky by Comcast. Click here.
- The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued a public interest intervention notice in relation to proposed acquisition of Northern Aerospace Limited by Gardner Aerospace Holdings Limited, confirming that he is intervening on national security grounds. Click here.
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Ofcom Consultation on the protection of TV and radio programme participants
Ofcom consults on proposed new broadcasting rules aimed at extending existing protections afforded to participants in TV and radio.