Affected market: Joint Replacement
On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair
Trading has decided that the completed acquisition by Smith & Nephew
plc of Midland Medical Technologies Ltd 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.