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Focus Antitrust - 5 June 2019

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CMA imposes fine of £15,000 for failure to comply with information request

The CMA has fined AL-KO Kober Holdings Limited £15,000 for failure to comply with an information request in relation to its merger with Bankside Patterson Limited. Click here.

CMA provisionally finds that the Tobii/Smartbox merger raises competition concerns

The CMA has found that Tobii’s completed merger with Smartbox could lead to a substantial lessening of competition in the supply of certain augmentative and assistive communication solutions. Click here.

Ofgem fines energy companies for cartel conduct

Ofgem has fined three companies £870,000 for cartel conduct. Ofgem found that Economy Energy, E (Gas and Electricity) and Dyball Associates had an agreement preventing the two suppliers actively targeting one another’s customers through face-to-face sales. It also found that Dyball Associates aided this arrangement by designing, implementing and maintaining software systems that allowed customer meter point details to be shared, and recruitment of each other’s customers to be blocked. Click here.


  • The CMA has notified a number of anticipated acquisitions by Bauer Radio to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, as the CMA considers that the transactions may raise public interest considerations.  Click here.

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