Getinge AB / Siemens' medical life systems business

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Getinge AB of Siemens' medical life systems business.

Affected market: Anaesthetic delivery systems and ventilators

No. ME/1461/03

On the basis of the information available to it, the OFT has decided that the completed acquisition of Siemens' Medical Life Support Systems Business by Getinge AB does not qualify for investigation under the mergers provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002, 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 3 December 2003