Getty Images Inc / Star Media Ltd and Stockdisc Ltd

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Getty Images, Inc. of Star Media Limited and Stockdisc Limited

Affected market: Licensing of stock photography

No. ME/2469/06

On the basis of the information now available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the completed acquisition by Getty Images Inc. of Star Media Limited and Stockdisc 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 26 June 2006