On behalf of the National Category Lead for ICT, please see below the latest update regarding the CMA investigation into the acquisition by NEC of Capita SSS.
The Competitions Market Authority have this afternoon released their final report into the investigation into the acquisition by NEC of Capita SSS. Please see the below link for the final report and summary.
The CMA have decided that the most effective and proportionate remedy will be:
a) sale of the NECSWS ICCS business composed of the divestiture of NECSWS’s APD business (including Cortex), CallTouch and its Stream products (note, not the Capita SSS ICCS); and
(b) sale of either NECSWS’s CARM or SSS’s Origin business (ie if NECSWS fail to sell one of these businesses then they must sell the other).
These sales may be to a single, or, separate purchasers, and the process shall be overseen by the CMA. The remedies shall be implemented within 12 weeks of today’s date.
Services should therefore be aware of the implications of such sale on any existing and future contracts.
Should any services wish to discuss this, or require support in reviewing any risks to their service, please feel free to get in contact via the Contact Us page on this website.