Cinema Holdings Ltd / Terra Firma Investments (11 cinemas)

OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by Cinema Holdings Limited (a company controlled by Thomas Anderson, a senior member of the Ward Anderson family) of the following cinemas owned by Terra Firma Investments (GP) 2 Ltd: UCI Clydebank, Odeon Newcastle, UCI Poole, UCI.

Affected market: Cinema

No. ME/2026/05

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the anticipated acquisition by Cinema Holdings Limited (a company controlled by Thomas Anderson, a senior member of the Ward Anderson family) of UCI Clydebank, Odeon Newcastle, UCI Poole, UCI Sutton, Odeon Sutton Coldfield, UCI High Wycombe, Odeon Quinton, Odeon Hemel Hempstead, Odeon Bromley, UCI Basildon, and UCI Empire Leicester Square, 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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