Alex Reid Ltd / Johnson plc

OFT closed case: Acquisition of Alex Reid Ltd by Johnson plc.

Affected market: Dry cleaning and laundry products

No. ME/1557/04

On the basis of the information available to it, the OFT has decided that the acquisition of Alex Reid Ltd by Johnson plc 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 26 January 2004