M/22/034 – M&S/Gist

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition whereby Storeshield Limited and Marks and Spencer (A2B) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marks and Spencer Group plc (M&S), have together agreed an irrevocable “put and call” option that will ultimately enable M&S, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent, to acquire the entire issued share capital of Gist Limited has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Friday July 29, 2022 Thursday, September 8, 2022
Parties Involved Business activities
Marks and Spencer Group plc

The retail supply of groceries, clothing and home products in Ireland, in the UK and internationally.

Gist Limited

The provision of third-party contract logistics services, including the primary and secondary warehousing and distribution of food products.

Economic sector Media merger
Retail & Wholesale Grocery No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Friday, August 12, 2022
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Barry O'Donnell


Eilís McDonnell


Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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