OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by Scottish & Newcastle plc of the Foster’s brand from Foster’s Group Limited
Affected market: Beer, ales & ciders
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.