September 11, 2019 / 6:09 AM / a month ago

BRIEF-Competition watchdog to assess Unite Group takeover of Liberty Living Group

Sept 11 (Reuters) -

* ANTICIPATED ACQUISITION BY UNITE GROUP PLC OF LIBERTY LIVING GROUP

* COMPETITION AND MARKETS AUTHORITY (CMA) IS CONSIDERING WHETHER IT IS OR MAY BE CASE THAT THIS TRANSACTION IF CARRIED INTO EFFECT, WILL RESULT IN CREATION OF A RELEVANT MERGER SITUATION UNDER MERGER PROVISIONS OF ENTERPRISE ACT 2002

* CMA to evaluate 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. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: [ ] (Reporting By Sinead Cruise)

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