CMA



Watchdog unveils competition concerns regarding Interserve sale to Mitie

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into Mitie's proposed £271 million acquisition of the facilities management (FM) arm of Interserve.

Published 15 September 2020

Breedon to sell Scottish assets to pave way for Cemex deal

Construction materials supplier Breedon is to offload two quarries and a cement terminal in Scotland in an effort to address competition concerns regarding its £178 million deal to buy around 100 Cemex sites around the UK.

Published 10 September 2020

England: Watchdog investigates four housebuilders over leasehold selling

Four of the UK's biggest housing developers are being investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over concerns they may have broken consumer protection law in relation to leasehold homes.

Published 4 September 2020

Watchdog raises price and competition concerns over Breedon acquisition

Breedon’s proposed purchase of certain Cemex assets will raise competition concerns, and result in higher prices for materials in the East of Scotland, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned as it set a five-day deadline for the concerns to be addressed.

Published 26 August 2020

Breedon completes acquisition of assets from Cemex UK

Construction materials supplier Breedon has completed its acquisition of certain UK assets and operations of global firm Cemex.

Published 5 August 2020

Roofing lead suppliers admit to illegal cartel

Two of the UK’s largest suppliers of rolled lead have admitted to taking part in anti-competitive arrangements and could face fines of more than £11 million.

Published 12 June 2020

Kingspan’s anticipated purchase of Building Solutions gets full CMA investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into Kingspan’s planned £37.5 million purchase of Building Solutions from SIG.

Published 21 April 2020

Competition concerns raised over proposed Kingspan merger

Kingspan’s anticipated purchase of Building Solutions raises competition concerns in the supply of specialist insulation panels, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found.

Published 7 April 2020

UK: Construction firms fined £36m for breaking competition law

Three construction firms have been fined more than £36 million in total for breaking competition law in supplying certain concrete drainage products for building projects following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Published 23 October 2019

More company directors disqualified for office fit-out cartel

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured the disqualification of three more office fit-out company directors for illegal cartel behaviour.

Published 31 July 2019

Directors of office fit-out firms disqualified for collusion

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured the disqualification of three former directors of office fit-out companies for their involvement in illegal cartel behaviour.

Published 13 May 2019

Cartel directors disqualified by competition watchdog

The Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has secured the disqualification of two former directors of a drainage product manufacturer that breached competition law.

Published 26 April 2019

Jamie Dunne: Competition crackdown – Five lessons for construction businesses

Given a number of Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) accusations against key suppliers to the construction sector, Jamie Dunne from law firm Brodies has looked into the issue in more detail.

Published 23 April 2019

Major rolled lead suppliers in provisional cartel finding

The UK’s three principal suppliers of rolled lead have been found to have breached competition law.

Published 28 March 2019

Competition watchdog to investigate supply of construction services

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into suspected anti-competitive arrangements in the supply of construction services in Britain.

Published 21 March 2019