Safestore Holdings Ltd / Mentmore plc

OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by Safestore Holdings Limited of Mentmore plc.

Affected market: Storage

No. ME/1064/04

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the proposed acquisition of Mentmore plc by Safestore 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 25 May 2004