M/20/027 – Uniphar/Hickey’s

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Uniphar Plc of sole control of Hickey’s Pharmacy Group Holdings Limited has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Friday September 11, 2020 Thursday, November 19, 2020
Parties Involved Business activities
Uniphar Plc

Uniphar is active in the supply of human pharmaceuticals and other related products in the State. Uniphar also owns a number of community pharmacies in the State.

Hickey's Pharmacy Group Holdings Limited

Hickey's Pharmacy Group Holdings Limited operates 36 community pharmacies located in various parts of the State, all of which are 'Hickey's Pharmacy' - branded. Separately, Hickey's Pharmacy Group Holdings Limited operate a wholesale business unit procuring drugs from pharmaceutical companies and subsequently re-selling them to short-line wholesalers in the State, the UK and mainland Europe.

Economic sector Media merger
Healthcare No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, September 28, 2020
Date of Requirement for Information Date Information Received
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Thursday, October 29, 2020
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Craig Whelan

01 402 5504

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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