Carefusion / Rowa Automatisierungssysteme GmbH

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Carefusion Corporation of Rowa Automatisierungssysteme GmbH.

Affected market: Medication handling within hospitals

No. ME/5204/11

  1. The OFT sent an enquiry letter to the parties on 12 August 2011. The parties responded to the OFT’s information request on 26 August 2011. The transaction was completed on 1 August 2011. The statutory deadline for the OFT to decide whether to refer the merger to the Competition Commission is 1 December 2011. 
  2. On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the completed acquisition of Rowa Automatisierungssysteme GmbH by CareFusion Corporation 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.

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