Focus Antitrust - 11 December 2019
In The News
CMA proposing to refer Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo
The CMA is proposing to refer Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo for a detailed investigation, unless the parties offer suitable undertakings in lieu of a reference. The CMA is concerned that the deal could damage competition in online restaurant food delivery, by discouraging Amazon from re-entering the market in the UK, as well as the emerging market for online convenience grocery delivery. Click here.
CMA issues provisional findings in Bauer Media radio merger inquiry
The CMA has provisionally found that Bauer Media’s series of takeovers in the radio sector raises competition concerns in relation to local radio advertising. Click here.
Secretary of State issues public interest intervention in relation to Gardner’s acquisition of Impcross
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has issued a public interest intervention notice in relation to the anticipated acquisition by Gardner Aerospace Holdings Limited of Impcross Limited on the ground of national security. Click here.
- The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by OVO Group Ltd of SSE Energy Services Group Ltd. Click here.
- The CMA is proposing to refer Stonegate Pub Company’s proposed purchase of Ei Group for a detailed investigation, unless the parties offer suitable undertakings in lieu of a reference. The CMA has found that the deal could reduce choice for pub goers in 51 local areas. Click here.
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