Adevinta / eBay merger inquiry

Competition Markets Authority

December 2
07:01 2020

Statutory timetable

Date Action
TBC Deadline for phase 1 decision(*)
TBC Launch of merger inquiry(**)
2 December to 16 December 2020 Invitation to comment

(*) This date is the current statutory deadline by when the decision will be announced. If any change occurs, the information is refreshed as soon as practicable. However, the CMA cannot guarantee that the decision will be announced on or before this current deadline, as the deadline of a given case may change during the merger assessment process due to different reasons.

(**) The CMA has decided to investigate this transaction and is inviting comments. This case page will be updated when the CMA formally commences its phase 1 investigation.

Phase 1

Invitation to comment: closes 16 December 2020

2 December 2020: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 and, if so, whether the creation of that situation may be expected to result, in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.

To assist it with this assessment, the CMA invites comments on the transaction from any interested party.

Adevinta ASA is active in the UK through its online classified advertising platforms Shpock, Agriaffaires, MachineryZone and Truckscorner. eBay Classifieds Group is active in the UK through its online classified advertising platforms, Gumtree and In addition to eBay Classifieds Group, eBay Inc. is the owner of eBay Marketplace.

These comments should be provided by the deadline set out above.


Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:

Alex White
Principal Case Officer

Please note that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the CMAs offices across the UK are closed until further notice. We are no longer able to accept delivery of any documents or correspondence by post or courier to any of our offices.

Published 2 December 2020

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