Affected market: Scheduled passenger transport
Go-Ahead notified the OFT on 10 December 2007. The statutory deadline is
7 April 2007.
On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair
Trading has decided that the completed acquisition of the Orpington
operations of First Centre West (part of First Group) by Metrobus
Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group) 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 18 January 2008