PeopleSoft, Inc. / J.D. Edwards & Company

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by PeopleSoft, Inc. of J.D. Edwards & Company.

Affected market: Development and supply of enterprise application software

No. ME/1424/03

On the basis of the information available to it, the OFT has decided that the completed acquisition of J.D. Edwards & Company by PeopleSoft, Inc. 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 27 October 2003