BAE Systems plc / United Defense Industries Inc

OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by BAE Systems plc of United Defense Industries Inc.

Affected market: Defence

No. ME/1631/05

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the anticipated acquisition of United Defense Industries Inc by BAE Systems plc 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 21 April 2005