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XPO Logistics / Kuehne + Nagel Drinkflow Logistics merger inquiry

XPO Logistics / Kuehne + Nagel Drinkflow Logistics merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by XPO Logistics, Inc. of Kuehne + Nagel Drinkflow Logistics Holdings Limited.

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Elis UK Limited / Central Laundry Limited merger inquiry

Elis UK Limited / Central Laundry Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Elis UK Limited of Central Laundry Limited.

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Investigation of the Atlantic Joint Business Agreement

Investigation of the Atlantic Joint Business Agreement

The CMA is investigating the Atlantic Joint Business Agreement between American Airlines, members of International Consolidated Airlines Group (British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus) and Finnair under Chapter I of the CA98 and Article 101 of the TFEU.

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CMA acts to protect competition on UK US airline routes

CMA acts to protect competition on UK US airline routes

Due to coronavirus, the CMA has imposed measures to protect competition on UK-US air routes while it investigates an agreement involving BA and American Airlines.

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Closed consultation: Foreign Direct Investments: Guidance on the CMA’s powers and procedures

Closed consultation: Foreign Direct Investments: Guidance on the CMA’s powers and procedures

Update (17.9.20): The CMA has withdrawn its consultation on the draft guidance setting out its powers and procedures in relation to cooperation mechanisms under the Regulation (EU) 2019/452 establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union (the FDI Regulation). We are no longer inviting responses to the consultation.

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Ardonagh Group / Bennetts Motorcycling Services merger inquiry

Ardonagh Group / Bennetts Motorcycling Services merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Ardonagh Group Limited of Bennetts Motorcycling Services Limited.

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COVID 19 cancellations: package holidays

COVID 19 cancellations: package holidays

The CMA is investigating suspected breaches of consumer protection law in the package holiday sector.

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TUI UK to complete refunds by the end of the month

TUI UK to complete refunds by the end of the month

TUI UK has committed to the CMA that customers awaiting their refunds for holidays that were cancelled due to coronavirus will receive them by the end of the month.

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Motorcycle insurance broker merger raises competition concerns

Motorcycle insurance broker merger raises competition concerns

The CMA has found that Ardonagh’s completed purchase of Bennetts could lead to higher prices, less choice and worse services for motorcyclists in the UK.

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ION Investment Group Limited / Broadway Technology Holdings LLC

ION Investment Group Limited / Broadway Technology Holdings LLC

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by ION Investment Group Limited of Broadway Technology Holdings LLC.

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Hunter Douglas N.V. / 247 Home Furnishings Ltd merger inquiry

Hunter Douglas N.V. / 247 Home Furnishings Ltd merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Hunter Douglas N.V. of convertible loan notes and certain rights in 247 Home Furnishings Ltd. in 2013 and the completed acquisition by Hunter Douglas N.V. of a controlling interest in 247 Home Furnishings Ltd. in 2019.

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Mitie / Interserve merger inquiry

Mitie / Interserve merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Mitie Group PLC of Interservefm (Holdings) Ltd.

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Final decision published in window blind merger inquiry

Final decision published in window blind merger inquiry

The CMA has decided that Hunter Douglas, owner of online blinds retailer Blinds2Go, must sell the majority of its shares in 247 to protect competition and prevent higher prices.

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Hunter Douglas N.V. / 247 Home Furnishings Ltd merger inquiry

Hunter Douglas N.V. / 247 Home Furnishings Ltd merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Hunter Douglas N.V. of convertible loan notes and certain rights in 247 Home Furnishings Ltd. in 2013 and the completed acquisition by Hunter Douglas N.V. of a controlling interest in 247 Home Furnishings Ltd. in 2019.

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Correspondence: EC public consultations on the Digital Services Act package and the New Competition Tool: CMA response

Correspondence: EC public consultations on the Digital Services Act package and the New Competition Tool: CMA response

The CMA’s response to the European Commission’s public consultations in relation to the Digital Services Act package and the New Competition Tool.

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Ardonagh Group / Bennetts Motorcycling Services merger inquiry

Ardonagh Group / Bennetts Motorcycling Services merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Ardonagh Group Limited of Bennetts Motorcycling Services Limited.

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FNZ / GBST merger inquiry

FNZ / GBST merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition of GBST Holdings Limited by FNZ (Australia) Bidco Pty Ltd.

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FNZ / GBST merger inquiry

FNZ / GBST merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition of GBST Holdings Limited by FNZ (Australia) Bidco Pty Ltd.

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Digital advertising merger to be abandoned during CMA investigation

Digital advertising merger to be abandoned during CMA investigation

Taboola has announced that it is to abandon its proposed purchase of Outbrain.

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Taboola / Outbrain merger inquiry

Taboola / Outbrain merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition of Outbrain, Inc. by Taboola.com Ltd.

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Sonoco Products Company / Can Packaging SAS merger inquiry

Sonoco Products Company / Can Packaging SAS merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Sonoco Products Company, Inc of Can Packaging SAS.

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viagogo / StubHub merger inquiry

viagogo / StubHub merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by PUG LLC (viagogo) of the StubHub business of eBay Inc.

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Ofwat Price Determinations

Ofwat Price Determinations

Ofwat has made 4 references from water companies to the CMA for a redetermination following its 2019 price review.

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Open consultation: Foreign Direct Investments: Guidance on the CMA’s powers and procedures

Open consultation: Foreign Direct Investments: Guidance on the CMA’s powers and procedures

Update (11.9.20): The CMA has paused its consultation on draft guidance setting out its powers and procedures in relation to cooperation mechanisms under the Regulation (EU) 2019/452 establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union (the FDI Regulation).

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Guidance: Competition law risk: a short guide

Guidance: Competition law risk: a short guide

Information for businesses on how to comply with competition law.

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CMA updates competition law risk guide for managers

CMA updates competition law risk guide for managers

An updated guide to competition rules has been issued to help managers, directors and their advisers to stay on the right side of the law.

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viagogo / StubHub merger inquiry

viagogo / StubHub merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by PUG LLC (viagogo) of the StubHub business of eBay Inc.

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Breedon Group plc / Cemex Investments Limited merger inquiry

Breedon Group plc / Cemex Investments Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Breedon Group plc of certain assets of Cemex Investments Limited.

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Gardner Aerospace Holdings Limited / Impcross Limited merger inquiry

Gardner Aerospace Holdings Limited / Impcross Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Gardner Aerospace Holdings Limited of Impcross Limited.

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Review of the legal services market study in England and Wales

Review of the legal services market study in England and Wales

The CMA is carrying out an assessment of the implementation and impact of the recommendations of its 2016 market study into the legal services sector in England and Wales.

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CMA to assess progress in legal services sector

CMA to assess progress in legal services sector

The CMA is reviewing the legal services sector in England and Wales to assess whether transparency of price, quality and service have improved.

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Digital pianos, digital keyboards and guitars: anti competitive practices 50565 6

Digital pianos, digital keyboards and guitars: anti competitive practices 50565 6

The CMA has found anti-competitive practices in the digital pianos, digital keyboards and guitars sectors which infringe Chapter I CA98 and/or Article 101 TFEU.

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Case study: Reseller GAK fined for illegally agreeing not to discount online

Case study: Reseller GAK fined for illegally agreeing not to discount online

Lessons from the CMA’s investigation into GAK and Yamaha's use of illegal resale price maintenance (RPM).

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Guidance: CMA letter to Lloyds on a breach of the SME Banking Undertakings

Guidance: CMA letter to Lloyds on a breach of the SME Banking Undertakings

Letter to Lloyds Banking Group for non-compliance with the Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) Banking Undertakings 2002.

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CMA stops Lloyds ‘bundling’ business accounts with loans

CMA stops Lloyds ‘bundling’ business accounts with loans

The CMA has stopped Lloyds Banking Group forcing small business customers to open business current accounts when taking out Bounce Back Loans.

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Amazon / Deliveroo merger inquiry

Amazon / Deliveroo merger inquiry

The CMA has investigated the acquisition by Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC of certain rights and a minority shareholding in Roofoods Ltd (trading as Deliveroo).

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Open consultation: Foreign Direct Investments: Guidance on the CMA’s powers and procedures

Open consultation: Foreign Direct Investments: Guidance on the CMA’s powers and procedures

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is consulting on draft guidance setting out its powers and procedures in relation to cooperation mechanisms under the Regulation (EU) 2019/452 establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union (the FDI Regulation).

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COVID 19 cancellations: weddings

COVID 19 cancellations: weddings

The CMA is investigating suspected breaches of consumer protection law in the weddings sector.

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COVID 19: CMA secures refund promise from Bijou Weddings Group

COVID 19: CMA secures refund promise from Bijou Weddings Group

Following CMA action, Bijou Weddings Group will now provide fairer refunds to couples whose weddings could not go ahead because of coronavirus.

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Correspondence: CMA open letter to the weddings sector

Correspondence: CMA open letter to the weddings sector

In light of the pandemic's impact on wedding services, and following complaints made to our COVID-19 Taskforce, we've published an open letter to businesses in the weddings sector.

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Guidance: Wedding services: coronavirus (COVID 19), cancellations and refunds

Guidance: Wedding services: coronavirus (COVID 19), cancellations and refunds

Statement setting out the CMA’s views?on?how the law operates in?relation?to?contracts?for?wedding?services affected?by?the?coronavirus pandemic.?

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Facebook, Inc / Giphy, Inc merger inquiry

Facebook, Inc / Giphy, Inc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Facebook, Inc of Giphy, Inc.

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Breedon Group plc / Cemex Investments Limited merger inquiry

Breedon Group plc / Cemex Investments Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Breedon Group plc of certain assets of Cemex Investments Limited.

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Transparency data: Merger inquiry outcome statistics

Transparency data: Merger inquiry outcome statistics

Statistics showing the outcomes of merger inquiries examined under the Enterprise Act 2002.

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Guidance: Buying or owning a leasehold property

Guidance: Buying or owning a leasehold property

Guidance for people who are buying or own a leasehold property in England or Wales

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