Affected market: Off licence retailing in Northern Ireland
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.