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Case title Sector Comments by date Contact Expected decision date*
Alliance Medical / IBA Molecular Healthcare 5 February 2014
Raul Nieto
020 7211 5866
Referred
Arriva Passenger Services Limited / Centrebus Holdings Limited local bus services 27 November 2013
Neda Moussavi
020 7211 5923
TBC
Ballyclare Limited / LHD Group Manufacture of fire proof uniforms and equipment Hassan Bakay
020 3738 6223
TBC
Bank of Montreal/F&C Asset Management Limited Financial services: asset management 11 April 2014
Peter Swan
0203 738 6794
9 May 2014
Care Monitoring & Management / Panztel Remote workforce monitoring solutions 18 February 2014
Carole Bowley
020 7211 8912
TBC
Diageo plc / United Spirits Limited Spirits 2 August 2013
Zoe Fiander
020 7211 8561
Referred unless undertakings given
Edmundson Electrical (Marlowe Holdings) / Western Electrical Holding Wholesale and retail supply of electrical equipment 18 October 2013
Elenor Bonner-Evans
020 7211 8667
Cleared
European Metal Recycling Limited / Sita Metal Recycling Limited Metal recycling 22 November 2013
Neda Moussavi
020 7211 5923
Cleared
Graphic Packaging International Ltd / Benson Box Holdings Ltd Supply of folding cartonboard packaging 26 March 2014
Cleo Alliston
020 7211 8669 (from 17/03/14 0203 738 6669)
9 May 2014
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust / Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust / East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust / Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust / The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust / West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (transforming pathology partnerships) pathology services 14 March 2014
Sophie Perrussel
020 7211 8737
Found not to qualify
Interserve Plc/Rentokil Initial Facilities Management 14 April 2014
Jennifer Harvey
020 3738 6838
TBC
IP Group / Fusion IP The provision of capital and advice / support services to early stage technology companies. 24 February 2014
Lisa Hughes
020 7211 8730
Cleared
ITV variation of undertakings Television programming and advertising Zoe Fiander
020 7211 8561
Variation of undertakings review
Lafarge Tarmac Holdings / Tarmac Building Products Cement and aggregates 18 February 2014
Hassan Bakay
020 7211 8123
9 April 2014
Lagan Cement Products Limited/Quinn Building Products Limited Supply of roofing materials 1 April 2014
Peter Swan
0203 738 6794
12 May 2014
Micronclean / Fenland Laundries / Guardline Technology Cleanroom Products and Services Satisfactory submission not yet received Raúl Nieto
020 3738 6866
TBC
Omnicell, Inc./MTS Medication Technologies, Inc / SurgiChem Limited Supply of adherence packaging for oral medication and associated products 29 January 2014
Clementine de Brosses
020 7211 8153
Referred
Pure Gym Ltd / The Gym Ltd Gyms 5 March 2014
Zoe Fiander
020 7211 8561
TBC
Ridgeway Group / Parkview Skoda New car dealerships 16 December 2013
Hassan Bakay
020 7211 8123
Cleared
Smith & Nephew / Arthrocare Supply of surgical devices, in particular RF ablation devices 9 April 2014
Carole Bowley
020 3738 6912
21 May 2014
Stagecoach Bus Holdings Limited / capital of Go West Travel Limited Local Bus Services 21 January 2014
Androulla Soteriou
020 7211 8244
TBC
WGSN / Stylesight Trend Forecasting Satisfactory submission not yet received Cleo Alliston
020 7211 8669
TBC

*Legal notice: This date is the OFT case team's best up-to-date estimate of the date by when the decision will be announced. If any change occurs, the information is refreshed as soon as practicable. However, the OFT cannot guarantee that it will be announced on or before this estimated date as the timetable of a given case may change during the merger assessment process due to different reasons.

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