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.

Published 1 May 2006