CMA smells a rat with Rentokil-Mitie pest control dealStaff Writer | October 12, 2018
Competition authorities have launched an investigation into Rentokil Initial's completed acquisition of Mitie's pest control business.
Britain Rentokil bought Mitie Pest Control for £40m cash
The Competition and Markets Authority said it had served an initial enforcement order on Rentokil on 9 October.
Under the order, the CMA said it was considering whether the merger of Rentokil's pest control business with Mitie's "has resulted or may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition".
Mitie has subsequently splashed £14m of cash to acquire Vision Security Group from catering specialist Compass Group. ■