M/11/022 – Musgrave / Superquinn

Transaction details

The Competition Authority has cleared the proposed acquisition of Superquinn by Musgrave.

Notification date Decision date
Friday July 22, 2011 Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Parties Involved Business activities
Musgrave Group plc

Musgrave is mainly active in grocery and food wholesale distribution and is partner to entrepreneurial food retailers in Ireland, the UK and Spain.


Superquinn is incorporated in the State and operates 24 Superquinn stores across the country. The stores offer grocery goods to retail customers.

Economic sector Media merger
The grocery sector No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, August 1, 2011
Date of Requirement for Information Date Information Received
Thursday, August 18, 2011 Thursday, August 18, 2011
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Andrew Rae

Tel: 01-804 5420, email: ar@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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