Christie / Orridge Business Sales Ltd

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Christie, Owen & Davies Limited t/a Christie + Co. of Orridge Business Sales Limited.

Affected market: Intermediary services relating to the sale of pharmacy businesses

No. ME/5484/12

  1. On 30 April 2012, Christie Owen & Davis Limited T/A Christie + Co acquired Orridge Business Sales Limited. The statutory deadline is therefore 30 August 2012. This matter came to the attention of the Office of Fair Trading through its Merger Intelligence Unit.
  2. On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the completed acquisition of Christie Owen & Davis Limited T/A Christie + Co of Orridge Business Sales 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.

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