The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is reviewing DX Group’s May acquisition of the trade and assets of Legal Post (Scotland) and First Post from First Scottish Group for £3.25m.

DX Group said it was now engaging in a consultation with CMA and would “make a further announcement in due course”.

Legal Post provides a document exchange and postal service in Scotland, delivering legal documentation, while First Post operates a downstream access mail service in Scotland as an alternative to Royal Mail’s first and second class services.

At the time of the acquisition DX Group said that combining the businesses with DX Exchange – DX’s own document exchange service – would  give the offering coverage across the entire of the UK and Republic of Ireland, as well as DX having access to Legal Post and Scottish Post’s earlier delivery times.

The CMA served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002.