DFDS A/S - NTEX AB - North Sea RoRo AB

OFT closed case: Completed transaction involving DFDS A/S, NTEX AB and North Sea RoRo AB.

Affected market: Freight ferry services between UK and Sweden

No. ME/6087/13

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the completed transaction does not qualify for investigation under the mergers provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 (the Act), because the transaction involving the sub-charter of two vessels and crew by DFDS A/S from North Sea RoRo AB (a subsidiary of NTEX AB) is not of an enterprise as defined in section 129 of the Act. A relevant merger situation has, therefore, not been created.

Published 8 August 2013