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XPO Logistics / Kuehne + Nagel Drinkflow Logistics merger inquiry

XPO Logistics / Kuehne + Nagel Drinkflow Logistics merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by XPO Logistics, Inc. of Kuehne + Nagel Drinkflow Logistics Holdings 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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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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CMA to examine electric vehicle charging sector

CMA to examine electric vehicle charging sector

The CMA is launching a market study into electric vehicle charging, to make sure that this new and fast-growing sector works well for UK drivers.

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Electric vehicle charging market study

Electric vehicle charging market study

The Competition and Markets Authority is carrying out a market study into electric vehicle charging in the UK.

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JD Sports Fashion plc / Footasylum plc merger inquiry

JD Sports Fashion plc / Footasylum plc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by JD Sports Fashion plc of Footasylum plc.

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CMA looks to appeal CAT judgment in JD Sports case

CMA looks to appeal CAT judgment in JD Sports case

After careful consideration, the CMA has today applied for permission to appeal the CAT’s recent judgment in the JD Sports/Footasylum case.

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Consultation outcome: Draft guidance on the functions of the CMA after the end of the Transition Period

Consultation outcome: Draft guidance on the functions of the CMA after the end of the Transition Period

The CMA is consulting on its draft guidance on its functions after the end of the Transition Period.

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CMA publishes EU Exit guidance

CMA publishes EU Exit guidance

The CMA has today published further guidance to explain how it will conduct its work following the end of the Transition Period for the UK’s exit from the EU.

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Guidance: Guidance on the functions of the CMA after the end of the Transition Period

Guidance: Guidance on the functions of the CMA after the end of the Transition Period

This guidance concerns the functions of the Competition and Markets Authority after the end of the Transition Period.

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Research and analysis: E.CA economic research on loyalty price discrimination

Research and analysis: E.CA economic research on loyalty price discrimination

Review of academic literature on the economic theory of the loyalty penalty.

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‘Loyalty penalty’ super complaint

‘Loyalty penalty’ super complaint

The CMA investigated concerns that people who stay with their provider can end up paying significantly more than new customers, following a super-complaint from Citizens Advice into this matter.

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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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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 commits to refund over £7m for cancelled holidays

Lastminute.com commits to refund over £7m for cancelled holidays

Following CMA action, lastminute.com has committed to pay out over £7m to customers waiting for money back after lastminute.com cancelled their holidays.

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Higher education: consumer protection review

Higher education: consumer protection review

The CMA has received commitments from 7 universities.

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Corporate report: State of UK competition report 2020

Corporate report: State of UK competition report 2020

Analysis examining how well competition is working across the UK economy.

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Corporate report: State of UK competition report 2020

Corporate report: State of UK competition report 2020

Analysis examining how well competition is working across the UK economy.

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CMA reports on the state of competition in the UK

CMA reports on the state of competition in the UK

The CMA has issued a first-of-its-kind analysis examining how well competition is working across the UK economy.

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

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

Reports on departmental spending over £25,000.

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

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

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

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CSL Behring LLC / uniQure biopharma BV merger inquiry

CSL Behring LLC / uniQure biopharma BV merger inquiry

The CMA investigated a commercialisation and licensing agreement relating to AMT-061 between CSL Behring LLC and uniQure biopharma BV.

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Guidance: Groceries Market Investigation (Controlled Land) Order 2010

Guidance: Groceries Market Investigation (Controlled Land) Order 2010

This order limits large grocery retailers’ ability to prevent land being used by their competitors for grocery retailing in the future.

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Press release: CMA welcomes government response to digital advertising study

Press release: CMA welcomes government response to digital advertising study

The CMA has welcomed the UK Government’s response to its online platforms and digital advertising market study.

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Domestic Lighting: suspected anti competitive practices concerning resale price maintenance

Domestic Lighting: suspected anti competitive practices concerning resale price maintenance

The CMA is investigating suspected breaches of competition law relating to the supply of domestic lighting products under Chapter I CA98 and/or Article 101 TFEU by Dar Lighting Limited (Company Number 05270864).

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Crowdcube / Seedrs merger inquiry

Crowdcube / Seedrs merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated merger between Crowdcube Limited and Seedrs 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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Funerals

Funerals

The CMA is carrying out a market investigation into the supply of services by funeral directors at the point of need and the supply of crematoria services

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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 refunds: CMA warns wedding firms over unfair practices

COVID 19 refunds: CMA warns wedding firms over unfair practices

The CMA has issued new warnings to firms over concerns that couples are still not receiving fair refunds for weddings that could not go ahead during the pandemic.

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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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Correspondence: CMA letter to Hanson UK on breaches of the Cement Market Data Order

Correspondence: CMA letter to Hanson UK on breaches of the Cement Market Data Order

A CMA letter to Hanson UK about 3 breaches of the Cement Market Data Order 2016.

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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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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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CMA takes swift action in bipolar drug investigation

CMA takes swift action in bipolar drug investigation

The CMA is consulting on proposed commitments from Essential Pharma to keep a key bipolar drug on the market, and ensure it is affordable to the NHS.

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Investigation into supply of lithium based medication for the treatment of bipolar disease

Investigation into supply of lithium based medication for the treatment of bipolar disease

The CMA is consulting on proposed commitments offered by Essential Pharma to address the CMA’s competition concerns resulting from conduct regarding the supply of drugs used to treat bipolar disorder.

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Transparency data: CMA board meeting minutes: October 2020

Transparency data: CMA board meeting minutes: October 2020

The minutes of the CMA board meeting on 14 October 2020.

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Motor industry merger inquiry

Motor industry merger inquiry

The CMA investigated an anticipated acquisition in the motor industry sector.

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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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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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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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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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Liberty Global plc / Telefónica S.A. merger inquiry

Liberty Global plc / Telefónica S.A. merger inquiry

The CMA has made a request to the European Commission to refer to the CMA for investigation the proposed 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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European Commission refers review of Virgin and O2 deal to CMA

European Commission refers review of Virgin and O2 deal to CMA

Following a request from the CMA, the European Commission has referred the proposed merger of Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile with O2 to the CMA for investigation.

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