Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd / African Platinum plc

OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by Impala Platinum Holdings Limited of African Platinum plc

Affected market: Platinum group metals

No. ME/2915/07

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the anticipated acquisition of African Platinum plc by Impala Platinum Holdings 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 21 March 2007