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Liberty Global plc / Telefónica S.A. merger inquiry

Liberty Global plc / Telefónica S.A. merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated joint venture between Liberty Global plc and Telefónica S.A to merge their UK operating businesses Virgin Media/Virgin Mobile and O2, respectively.

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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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TVS Europe Distribution Limited / 3G Truck & Trailer Parts merger inquiry

TVS Europe Distribution Limited / 3G Truck & Trailer Parts merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition of 3G Truck & Trailer Parts Limited by TVS Europe Distribution Limited.

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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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Bellis Acquisition Company 3 Limited / Asda Group Limited merger inquiry

Bellis Acquisition Company 3 Limited / Asda Group Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Bellis Acquisition Company 3 Limited of Asda Group 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.

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SSE code modifications appeal

SSE code modifications appeal

The CMA is conducting the appeal brought by SSE against Ofgem’s decisions to accept code modifications on charges to generators for the electricity transmission system.

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Graco BV / Hi Tech Spray Equipment merger inquiry

Graco BV / Hi Tech Spray Equipment merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Graco BV of Hi-Tech Spray Equipment, S.A.

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Corporate report: Competition law warning and advisory letters register

Corporate report: Competition law warning and advisory letters register

A record of the warning and advisory letters about competition law issues sent by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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Price comparison website: use of most favoured nation clauses

Price comparison website: use of most favoured nation clauses

The CMA has reached an infringement decision after investigating suspected breaches of the Chapter I prohibition and Article 101 TFEU in the use of certain retail most favoured nation clauses by a price comparison website in relation to home insurance products.

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Bellis Acquisition Company 3 Limited / Asda Group Limited merger inquiry

Bellis Acquisition Company 3 Limited / Asda Group Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Bellis Acquisition Company 3 Limited of Asda Group Limited following the European Commission’s decision to refer the case to the United Kingdom under Article 4(4) of the EC Merger Regulation.

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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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Bellis Acquisition Company 3 Limited / Asda Group Limited merger inquiry

Bellis Acquisition Company 3 Limited / Asda Group Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Bellis Acquisition Company 3 Limited of Asda Group Limited following the European Commission’s decision to refer the case to the United Kingdom under Article 4(4) of the EC Merger Regulation.

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Adevinta / eBay merger inquiry

Adevinta / eBay merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Adevinta ASA of eBay Classifieds Group from eBay Inc., and eBay Inc.’s acquisition of a minority stake in Adevinta ASA.

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Adevinta’s merger purchase of Gumtree raises competition concerns

Adevinta’s merger purchase of Gumtree raises competition concerns

The CMA has found that Adevinta’s anticipated £6.5bn ($9.2 billion) purchase of eCG from eBay could lead to higher prices and less choice for consumers.

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Adevinta’s purchase of Gumtree raises competition concerns

Adevinta’s purchase of Gumtree raises competition concerns

The CMA has found that Adevinta’s anticipated £6.5bn ($9.2 billion) purchase of eCG from eBay could lead to higher prices and less choice for consumers.

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SSE code modifications appeal

SSE code modifications appeal

The CMA has granted SSE permission to appeal Ofgem’s decisions to accept code modifications on charges to generators for the electricity transmission system.

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SSE code modifications appeal

SSE code modifications appeal

The CMA has granted SSE permission to appeal Ofgem’s decisions to accept code modifications on charges to generators for the electricity transmission system.

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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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Lastminute.com faces legal action unless it pays outstanding refunds

Lastminute.com faces legal action unless it pays outstanding refunds

Lastminute.com will face legal action unless it repays over £1 million to customers it committed to refund after their package holidays were cancelled.

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Guidance: Payday Lending Market Investigation Order 2015

Guidance: Payday Lending Market Investigation Order 2015

The order imposes new obligations on online and high street payday lenders.

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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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Ardonagh Group / Bennetts Motorcycling Services merger inquiry

Ardonagh Group / Bennetts Motorcycling Services merger inquiry

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

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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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Diageo / Chase Distillery merger inquiry

Diageo / Chase Distillery merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Diageo Great Britain Limited of Chase Distillery (Holdings) Limited.

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Open consultation: Retained Vertical Block Exemption Regulation

Open consultation: Retained Vertical Block Exemption Regulation

The CMA is reviewing the retained Vertical Block Exemption Regulation to inform its recommendation to government on replacing it when it expires in May 2022.

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Transparency data: CMA: spending over £500, December 2020

Transparency data: CMA: spending over £500, December 2020

Spending by electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS), over £500.

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Transparency data: CMA: spending over £25,000, December 2020

Transparency data: CMA: spending over £25,000, December 2020

Reports on departmental spending over £25,000.

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Price comparison website: use of most favoured nation clauses

Price comparison website: use of most favoured nation clauses

The CMA has reached an infringement decision after investigating suspected breaches of the Chapter I prohibition and Article 101 TFEU in the use of certain retail most favoured nation clauses by a price comparison website in relation to home insurance products.

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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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Speech: Andrea Coscelli: Ahead of the curve Bannerman Competition Lecture

Speech: Andrea Coscelli: Ahead of the curve   Bannerman Competition Lecture

Chief Executive of the CMA, Andrea Coscelli, speaks about how competition agencies need to response to markets and business practices as they evolve and change.

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Speech: Andrea Coscelli: Ahead of the curve Bannerman Competition Lecture

Speech: Andrea Coscelli: Ahead of the curve   Bannerman Competition Lecture

Chief Executive of the CMA, Andrea Coscelli, speaks about how competition agencies need to respond to markets and business practices as they evolve and change.

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Policy paper: Competition and Markets Authority's digital markets strategy

Policy paper: Competition and Markets Authority's digital markets strategy

The CMA's strategy to protect consumers and foster innovation in rapidly developing digital markets.

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New CMA Senior Director of Cartels appointed

New CMA Senior Director of Cartels appointed

A new Senior Director has been appointed by the CMA to oversee its work investigating suspected illegal cartels.

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Transparency data: CMA: prompt payment data, October to December 2020

Transparency data: CMA: prompt payment data, October to December 2020

Data about how long the Competition and Markets Authority takes to pay invoices.

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CMA stops Clydesdale ‘bundling’ business accounts with loans

CMA stops Clydesdale ‘bundling’ business accounts with loans

The CMA has stopped Clydesdale Bank from forcing small business customers to open a business current account with it to get a COVID-19 Bounce Back Loan.

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Correspondence: CMA letter to Clydesdale Bank Plc on a breach of the SME Banking Undertakings

Correspondence: CMA letter to Clydesdale Bank Plc on a breach of the SME Banking Undertakings

Letter to Clydesdale Bank plc for a breach of the Small and medium sized enterprises (SME) Banking Undertakings 2002.

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Veolia / Suez merger inquiry

Veolia / Suez merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Veolia Environnement S.A. of a minority shareholding in Suez S.A. and the anticipated voluntary public takeover bid by Veolia Environnement S.A. for the remaining share capital of Suez S.A.

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Transparency data: CMA: senior officials' business expenses, Q2 2020 2021

Transparency data: CMA: senior officials' business expenses, Q2 2020   2021

Data on senior officials’ business expenses.

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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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CMA launches investigation into Teletext Holidays over refunds

CMA launches investigation into Teletext Holidays over refunds

The CMA is launching an investigation into Teletext Holidays in relation to refunds for holidays cancelled due to coronavirus.

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SSE code modifications appeal

SSE code modifications appeal

The CMA has granted SSE permission to appeal Ofgem’s decisions to accept code modifications on charges to generators for the electricity transmission system.

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TVS Europe Distribution Limited / 3G Truck & Trailer Parts merger inquiry

TVS Europe Distribution Limited / 3G Truck & Trailer Parts merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition of 3G Truck & Trailer Parts Limited by TVS Europe Distribution Limited.

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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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CMA locks in a total of £975,000 for Lloyds’ PPI customers

CMA locks in a total of £975,000 for Lloyds’ PPI customers

The CMA has secured £975,000 in total refunds for Lloyds’ PPI customers in the last year, after taking action following its latest breaches of the CMA’s Order.

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