Capita Group / NorthgateArinso

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Capita Group plc of NorthgateArinso’s pensions administration business.

Affected market: Pension administration

No. ME/5155/11

Found not to qualify.

  1. The acquisition was completed on 5 August 2011. The administrative deadline for the OFT to make a decision in this case is 21 October and the statutory deadline is 5 December 2011.
  2. On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the now completed acquisition of NorthgateArinso's pensions administration business 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 22 September 2011