The UK Competition Authority opens an in-depth investigation in relation to a merger in the veterinary services sector (CVS / The Vet)

CVS takeover of The Vet raises competition concerns* CVS Group’s completed purchase of The Vet could now be referred for an in-depth investigation after finding that the deal raises competition concerns. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) opened its investigation into CVS Group’s purchase of Quality Pet Care, which trades as The Vet, in December last year. Both firms are providers of veterinary services, with CVS Group owning 467 practices in the UK, while The Vet operates 8 practices across England. Recent reports indicate that there are 17 million pet-owning homes across the UK, with consumer expenditure on vets and other services for pets

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  • United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)

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UK Competition Authority, The UK Competition Authority opens an in-depth investigation in relation to a merger in the veterinary services sector (CVS / The Vet), 18 February 2022, e-Competitions February 2022, Art. N° 105306

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