Advanced Medical Optics Inc / VISX Inc

OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by Advanced Medical Optics Inc of VISX Inc.

Affected market: Ophthalmic business

No. ME/1475/04

On the basis of the information available to it, the OFT has decided that the anticipated acquisition by Advanced Medical Optics Inc. of VISX Incorporated does not qualify for investigation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002, 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 19 January 2005