Respironics UK Holding Company Ltd / Profile Therapeutics plc

OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by Respironics UK Holding Company Limited of Profile Therapeutics plc.

Affected market: Medical devices

No. ME/1122.04

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the proposed acquisition of Profile Therapeutics Plc by Respironics UK Holding Company Limited 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 30 June 2004