Golf Holdings Ltd / Philip Russell Ltd

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Golf Holdings Limited of Philip Russell Limited

Affected market: Off licence retailing in Northern Ireland

No. ME/2154/05

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has decided that the completed acquisition of Philip Russell Limited by Golf Holdings Limited does not qualify for investigation under the mergers provisions of the Act, because neither the UK turnover test nor the share of supply test in section 23 of the Act is met. Consequently, the OFT does not believe that it is or may be the case that a relevant merger situation has been created.


Published 16 March 2006