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Watchdog to probe Npower and SSE tie-up

Mar 01, 2018 - City A.M.

THE COMPETITION watchdog yesterday opened an investigation into the proposed merger of SSE's retail unit and German-owned Npower.

In November, the firms announced a deal where Britain's second-largest supplier, SSE, would merge and spin off its household energy and supply business to create an independent supplier with Innogy's Npower.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will now assess whether the tie-up could significantly reduce competition in the supply of energy to domes...