Blackwell Publishing (Holdings) Ltd / Wiley Europe Investment Holdings Ltd

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition of Blackwell Publishing (Holdings) Limited by Wiley Europe Investment Holdings Limited

Affected market: Publishing of journals and periodicals

No. ME/2846/07

On the basis of the information now available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the completed acquisition by Wiley Europe Investment Holdings Limited (a subsidiary of John Wiley & Sons Inc) of Blackwell Publishing (Holdings) Limited 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 23 March 2007