Government interventions on public interest grounds—merger cases tracker

The following Competition practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Government interventions on public interest grounds—merger cases tracker
  • Ongoing cases
  • Completed cases
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2011
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Government interventions on public interest grounds—merger cases tracker

This summarises ongoing and completed merger transactions in which the UK government has intervened on public interest grounds under the Enterprise Act 2002.

Ongoing cases

PartiesStagePublic interest groundIndustry sector; product marketDevelopment
Perpetuus Group/Taurus International Ltd (anticipated acquisition)

Phase 1

National security

Manufacturing

• Secretary of State for BEIS issues a PIIN—05/09/2021

Ultra Electronics Holdings Plc/Cobham Ultra Acquisitions Limited (anticipated acquisition)

Phase 1

National security

Aerospace and defence

• Secretary of State for BEIS issues a PIIN—18/08/2021

NVIDIA/Arm (anticipated acquisition)

Phase 1

National security

Electronics

• CMA delivers phase 1 report to Secretary of State for DCMS—20/07/2021; competition concerns identified
• Secretary of State for DCMS issues a PIIN—19/04/2021
• Case page

Completed cases

2021

PartiesStagePublic interest groundIndustry sector; product marketDecision
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc/Xilinx, Inc (anticipated acquisition)

Phase 1

National security

Electronics

• Cleared—29/06/2021
• CMA decision
• Case page

Imprivata, Inc/Isosec Limited (anticipated acquisition)

Phase 1

National security

Electronics

• Merger abandoned—10/05/2021
• Merger notified to Secretary of State for BEIS
• Case page

2020

PartiesStagePublic interest groundIndustry sector; product marketDecision
Gardner Aerospace Holdings Limited/Impcross Limited (anticipated acquisition)

Phase 1

National security

Aerospace

Undertakings accepted by Secretary of State (to abandon merger)—08/09/2020
• UiLs
• Case page

DMG Media Limited/JPIMedia Publications Limited (completed acquisition)

Phase 1

Media plurality

Communications—publishing of national print newspapers, the supply of online news, the supply of advertising in national print newspapers

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