Affected market: Biocides
Found not to qualify.
- The OFT sent an enquiry letter to the parties on 4 August 2011.The
parties responded to the OFT's information request on 19 August 2011.The administrative deadline for the OFT to decide whether to refer the merger to the Competition Commission is 17 October 2011.
- On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair
Trading has decided that the anticipated acquisition of Arch
Chemicals, Inc. by Lonza Group Ltd 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 22 September 2011