CMA Decision - Ecolab's Appeal

Blog | 23 April 2020

On 30 November 2018 The Holchem Group was acquired by the Ecolab Inc. group of companies. During 2019 the transaction was put under investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

In October 2019 Ecolab was ordered by the CMA to sell Holchem. Ecolab appealed this decision but on 21 April 2020 the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) dismissed Ecolab’s appeal. This means that Ecolab must now progress with the sale of Holchem.  

Holchem will continue to be run as a stand-alone entity by the current management team, each member of which has been in place for the entire period of Ecolab’s ownership. Everyone at Holchem looks forward to continuing the great work we have been doing with all of our customers and suppliers.