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Sabre / Farelogix merger inquiry

Competition Markets Authority

September 27
10:00 2019

Phase 2

Administrative timetable

Date of referral: 2.9.19

Statutory deadline: 16.2.20

Contact

Sabre.Farelogix@cma.gov.uk

Inquiry group appointed

2 September 2019: The CMA has appointed the inquiry group.

Martin Coleman (Group Chair), Colleen Keck, Robin Foster and Richard Feasey

Disclosure of interests

Terms of reference

2 September 2019: The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by Sabre Holdings Corporation of Farelogix Inc. for an in-depth investigation.

Phase 1

Statutory timetable

Date Action
16 August 2019 Decision announced
12 August 2019 Initial enforcement order
21 June 2019 to 5 July 2019 Invitation to comment
21 June 2019 Launch of merger inquiry

Reference decision

2 September 2019: The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by Sabre Holdings Corporation of Farelogix Inc. for an in depth investigation.

Reference unless undertakings accepted

16 August 2019: The CMA has decided, on the information currently available to it, that it is or may be the case that this merger 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.

Initial enforcement order

On 12 August 2019, the CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Sabre Corporation, Sabre GLBL Inc, Sabre Global Technologies Limited, Sabre UK Marketing Limited, and Sabre EMEA Marketing Limited in relation to the anticipated acquisition by Sabre Corporation. of Farelogix Inc.

Invitation to comment: closes 5 July 2019

21 June 2019: 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.

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

Launch of merger inquiry

21 June 2019: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Published 12 June 2019
Last updated 27 September 2019 +show all updates
  1. The full text of the phase 1 decision and the decision to refer have been added to the case page.
  2. Terms of reference, inquiry group, and disclosure of interests published.
  3. Initial enforcement order published.
  4. Launch of merger inquiry and invitation to comment published.
  5. First published.

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