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Amazon / Deliveroo merger inquiry

Competition Markets Authority

June 10
12:30 2020

Phase 2

Administrative timetable

Date of referral: 27.12.19

Statutory deadline: 6.8.20

Contact

Amazon.Deliveroo@cma.gov.uk

Notice of extension

Responses to provisional findings

Provisional findings

17 April 2020: The CMA has provisionally cleared the anticipated acquisition by Amazon of certain rights and a minority shareholding in Deliveroo. The deadline for submissions has passed.

Issues statement

28 January 2020: The issues statement sets out the scope of the inquiry. It outlines initial theories on what might be adversely affecting competition, but it does not set out findings or conclusions. The deadline for submissions on the issues statement has passed.

Initial submissions

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.

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