Linergy/Ulster Farm By-Products [Archived]
Linergy/Ulster Farm By-Products [Archived]

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CASE HUB (ARCHIVE 06/01/2016)

ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 6 January 2016; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline UK merger investigation into the completed acquisition by Linergy Limited of Ulster Farm By-Products Limited. The transaction involves a horizontal overlap in the market for the processing of animal by-products from non-fallen stock and fallen stock in Northern Ireland.

Latest developments On 6 January 2016, the CMA unconditionally cleared the transaction, confirming its provisional findings.

Parties Linergy Limited (Linergy) is a renderer with a category 1 processing plant at Dungannon, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Two of Linergy's shareholders are Linden Foods Limited and Dunbia Limited, both of which are meat processors in Northern Ireland.

Ulster Farm By-Products Limited (UFBP) is a renderer with a category 3 processing plant at Crumlin, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Background Linergy and UFBP first had plans to merge in 2011/2012. The plans were abandoned after the former OFT decided, after a phase 1