UK phase 1 mergers—closed cases tracker
UK phase 1 mergers—closed cases tracker

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

  • UK phase 1 mergers—closed cases tracker
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • more

The table lists completed all completed Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) phase 1 merger investigations and completed Office of Fair Trading (OFT) merger investigations since June 2013.

For information on ongoing investigations see UK mergers—ongoing cases tracker. For details of completed phase 2 investigations, see UK phase 2 mergers—closed cases tracker. For details of appeals, see UK competition appeals—ongoing cases tracker.


Parties (Case number) Industry sector Decision
February 2020
Jacobs U.K. Limited/Wood Nuclear Limited (anticipated acquisition)


• Cleared—04/03/2020
• CMA notifies to BEIS—09/01/2020
• Invitation to comment—08/01/2020
• Launch of merger inquiry—08/01/2020

Aerostar/Mettis (anticipated acquisition) (public interest notice issued by Secretary of State for BEIS)


• Merger abandoned—26/02/2020
• Invitation to comment on public interest—20/12/2019
• Secretary of State issues PIIN—20/12/2019

Stonegate Pub Company/Ei Group plc (anticipated acquisition)

Recreation and leisure

• Cleared subject to undertakings in lieu—14/02/2020
• CMA to consider undertakings offered—20/12/2019
• Meets the test for reference—06/12/2019
• Invitation to comment—11/10/2019
• Launch of merger inquiry—11/10/2019

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