CCPC to carry out a Phase 2 investigation of East Cork Oil’s proposed acquisition of Misty Lane Holdings

July 26, 2022

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has decided to carry out a full Phase 2 investigation into the proposed acquisition by East Cork Oil Company Unlimited Company of sole control of Misty Lane Holdings Limited including its subsidiaries Arch Avenue Holdings Limited, Atlantic Oils (Ireland) Limited, and Geaney Oil Limited.

Following an extended Phase 1 investigation, the CCPC has determined that a full investigation is required in order to establish if the proposed transaction could lead to a substantial lessening of competition in the State.

The CCPC will publish its Phase 1 determination no later than 60 working days after the date of the determination and after allowing the parties the opportunity to request that confidential information be removed from the published version.

Any parties who would like to send in submissions are invited to do so, via email to, by Monday 15 August 2022.

Information about the merger notification can be found at M/22/015 – East Cork Oil/Misty Lane.

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