Scottish & Newcastle plc / Foster's Group Ltd

OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by Scottish & Newcastle plc of the Foster’s brand from Foster’s Group Limited

Affected market: Beer, ales & ciders

No. ME/2399/06

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the proposed acquisition of the Foster’s brand by Scottish & Newcastle plc does not appear to be a relevant merger situation under the mergers provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 (the Act), because the Foster’s brand is not an enterprise as defined in section 129 of the Act.

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