Fergusson Group Limited / Lochmaben Coal Company

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Fergusson Group Limited of Lochmaben Coal Company

Affected market: Supply of coal

No. ME/4018/09

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the completed acquisition of Lochmaben Coal Company by Fergusson Group 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.

Published 20 February 2009