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Amazon / Deliveroo merger inquiry

Competition Markets Authority

January 6
11:00 2020

Phase 2

Administrative timetable

Date of referral: 27.12.19

Statutory deadline: 11.6.20

Contact

Amazon.Deliveroo@cma.gov.uk

Inquiry group appointed

6 January 2020: The CMA has appointed the inquiry group:

Stuart McIntosh (Chair), Humphrey Battcock, Paul Hughes, and Claire Whyley.

Terms of reference

27 December 2019: the CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by Amazon of a minority shareholding and certain rights in Deliveroo for an in-depth investigation.

Phase 1

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 Date Action
11 December 2019 Decision announced
16 October 2019 Launch of merger inquiry
15 August 2019 to 30 August 2019 Invitation to comment
24 June 2019 Initial enforcement order

Reference decision

27 December 2019: The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by Amazon of a minority shareholding and certain rights in Deliveroo for an in-depth investigation.

Reference unless undertakings accepted

11 December 2019: The CMA has decided, on the information currently available to it, that it is or may be the case that this merger has resulted or may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within a market or markets in the United Kingdom. This merger will be referred for a phase 2 investigation unless the parties offer acceptable undertakings to address these competition concerns.

The CMA has published a summary of its decision below. The full text of the decision will be available shortly.

Launch of merger inquiry

16 October 2019: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry.

Invitation to comment: Now closed

15 August 2019: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction may 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.

These comments should be provided by the deadline set out above (30 August 2019).

Initial enforcement order

24 June 2019: The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Amazon.com, Inc, Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC, the UK branch of Amazon EU SARL and Roofoods Ltd (Deliveroo), in relation to the acquisition by Amazon of certain rights and a minority shareholding in Deliveroo.

Amendments/consents granted:

Contact

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

Faye Fullalove
Competition and Markets Authority
The Cabot
25 Cabot Square
London
E14 4QZ
United Kingdom

Faye.fullalove@cma.gov.uk

Published 5 July 2019
Last updated 6 January 2020 +show all updates
  1. Inquiry group appointed and new contact information added to page.
  2. Decision to refer, terms of reference and derogation published.
  3. Derogation published.
  4. Phase 1 decision announced and summary of the decision published.
  5. CMA investigation launched.
  6. Invitation to comment.
  7. First published.

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