Metal recycling merger could reduce competition, says CMA

The competition watchdog’s investigation found it could also lead a “worse deal” for suppliers and customers

EU approves cable firm merger

Italian firm Prysmian is to buy US-based General Cable

EU conditionally clears steel firm merger

ArcelorMittal will be able to go ahead with its acquisition of Ilva

Competition watchdog refers SSE-npower merger for in-depth investigation

Its initial investigation found the deal could potentially increase energy prices for some consumers

CMA: SSE-npower merger could increase energy prices

The competition watchdog is seeking remedies from the companies to prevent a more in-depth investigation on their proposed tie-up

SSE-innogy appoint CEO for proposed joint UK energy company

Katie Bickerstaffe is currently the Chief Executive of Dixons Carphone UK and Ireland business

Competition watchdog investigates SSE-npower merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into the proposed merger of SSE Retail and npower. It will assess whether the new company, which would serve around 11.5 million domestic customers, could significantly reduce competition. The deal could possibly see the Big Six turn into a Big Five. The competition watchdog said: […]

EU approves natural gas merger

The EU has approved the acquisition of a natural gas supplier by energy firm Edison. Gas Natural Vendita Italia was the business that was bought – both companies are based in Italy. The firm that has been sold is currently owned by Gas Natural Fenosa Internacional SA. The Commission has concluded the deal would raise […]

CMA: Metal recycling merger ‘could leave firms worse off’

Some businesses could get a worse deal on their scrap metal recycling services as a result of a recent merger. That’s the findings of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) investigation into European Metal Recycling’s (EMR) purchase of Metal & Waste Recycling (MWR) – two of the largest metal recyclers in the UK. It revealed […]

Energy consultant acquisition complete

Lancashire-based LG Energy Group (LGE) has announced the acquisition of Liverpool firm Guild Energy. The energy consultation, intelligence and procurement business bought the gas and power advisors for an undisclosed sum. LGE Managing Director, Asif Rizvi, said: “The acquisition of Guild Energy further enhances our customer offering as the merger of mall and medium-sized enterprises […]