HGCapital/Classical Ltd / Boosey & Hawkes plc

OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by HGCapital/Classical Ltd of Boosey & Hawkes plc.

Affected market: Music publishing

No. ME/1444/03

On the basis of the information available to it, the OFT has decided that the proposed acquisition of Boosey & Hawkes by Hg/Captial/Classic Copyright Ltd 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 11 November 2003