Alchemy Partners (Guernsey) Ltd / Blagden Packaging Group NV

OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by Alchemy Partners (Guernsey) Ltd of Blagden Packaging Group NV.

Affected market: Packaging

No. ME/1579/04

On the basis of the information available to it, the OFT has decided that the proposed acquisition of Blagden Packaging Group NV by Alchemy Partners (Guernsey) Ltd does not qualify for investigation under the mergers 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 10 February 2004