Go-Ahead Group plc / Southern Vectis plc

OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by Go-Ahead Group plc of Southern Vectis plc.

Affected market: Transport

No. ME/1754/05

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the anticipated acquisition of Southern Vectis plc by Go-Ahead Group plc 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 10 July 2005