Dimitris Sinaniotis said:
"The CMA has found that Prosafe and Floatel are the two largest suppliers of offshore accommodation support vessels (ASVs) in North West Europe and the deal could reduce competition in this market. The CMA has therefore decided to open a Phase 2 in-depth investigation.
"At this stage the parties have a number of options: either consider and offer any remedy which would be acceptable by the CMA to address the relevant competition concerns identified in Phase 1; or fight the CMA's findings and therefore enter the lengthy Phase 2 investigation; or abandon the deal all together.
"It will be an interesting waiting game to see what route is taken as a remedy to the CMA's concerns."
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