The CMA has just launched its up-to-40-day Phase 1 investigation of the Veolia/Suez merger.
The CMA opened the case in early February.
It is the longest period so far between opening and formally launching a case, at around 170 working days.
Only three previous cases have taken more than
100 working days
All three were found to reduce competition substantially, resulting in two divestment cases and one yet to be determined.
Posted October 13th 2021
This is the latest in my series of short notes looking at UK merger control statistics relevant to companies and investors.