Transparency data: Merger inquiry outcome statistics

Competition Markets Authority

February 3
14:52 2020

Merger inquiry outcome statistics


These figures detail the outcomes of all merger inquiries completed in each year, from 1 April 2004 to the latest full month.

Please note that decisions up to and including 31 March 2014 were given by the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission. Decisions on or after 1 April 2014 were given by the Competition and Markets Authority.

More information about overall UK merger activity is available from the Office for National Statisticss quarterly statistical bulletin on mergers and acquisitions involving UK companies.

Published 7 May 2014
Last updated 3 February 2020 +show all updates
  1. Updated statistics to January 2020.

  2. Updated statistics to December 2019.

  3. Updated statistics to September 2019.

  4. Updated statistics to August 2019.

  5. Updated statistics to July 2019.

  6. Updated statistics to June 2019.

  7. Updated statistics to May 2019.

  8. Updated statistics to April 2019.

  9. Updated statistics to March 2019.

  10. Updated statistics added for February 2019.

  11. Updated statistics to January 2019.

  12. Updated statistics added for October 2018.

  13. Updated statistics added for September 2018.

  14. Updated statistics added for August 2018.

  15. Merger inquiry outcomes for July published.

  16. Merger inquiry outcomes published.

  17. Merger inquiry outcomes published.

  18. April 2018 outcomes spreadsheet attached.

  19. Updated statistics added for March 2018.

  20. Updated statistics added for February 2018.

  21. Updated statistics added for January 2018.

  22. Updated statistics added for December 2017.

  23. Updated statistics added for November 2017.

  24. Updated statistics added for Octo

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