Affected market: Manufacture of toy animals
On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair
Trading has decided that the anticipated acquisition by Build-a-Bear
Workshop Inc of the Bear Factory Limited from Hamleys Group 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.