Admiral Taverns / Punch Taverns

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Admiral Taverns of 869 pubs from Punch Taverns

Affected market: Pubs

No. ME/3040/07

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.

Published 14 June 2007