Affected market: Pubs
On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair
Trading has decided that the completed acquisition of 869 pubs from
Punch Taverns by Admiral Taverns does not qualify for investigation
under the mergers provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 (the Act),
because neither the UK turnover test nor the share of supply test in
section 23 of the Act is met. A relevant merger situation has,
therefore, not been created.