Booker/Makro merger [Archived]
Booker/Makro merger [Archived]

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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 19 April 2013; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline UK merger investigation of the completed acquisition by Booker of Makro.

Latest developments On 19 April 2013, the Competition Commission issued its final report and cleared the transaction unconditionally.

Parties Booker Group plc (Booker), Makro Holding Limited (Makro)—the parties are UK-based wholesalers that supply a range of food, drinks, grocery and non-food products.

Booker operate 172 'cash and carry' (C&C) branches in the UK and Premier (ind