Associated British Foods plc / Burns Philp

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Associated British Foods plc of Burns Philp's international yeast and bakery ingredients businesses.

Affected market: Yeast and bakery ingredients

No. ME/1276/04

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the completed acquisition by Associated British Foods plc of Burn Philp’s international yeast and bakery ingredients businesses 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 26 October 2004