OFT closed case: Acquisition by Carpetright plc of 15 stores previously operated by the Allied Carpets Group
Affected market: Carpet retail
1. On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the acquisition by Carpetright of 15 stores previously operated by the Allied Carpets Group 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.