The OFT investigated the completed acquisition by Stagecoach Bus Holdings Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Stagecoach Group plc) of Go West Travel Limited trading as Norfolk Green.
|7 May 2014||Decision published|
|31 March 2014||Clearance decision announced|
|31 January 2014||Satisfactory submission received|
|8 January 2014 – 21 January 2014||Invitation to comment|
|7 January 2014||Initial Undertakings|
|7 January 2014||Merger inquiry launched|
OFT clearance decision: 31 March 2014
The decision in this case was announced on 31 March 2014. The full text of the decision is available below:
- Full text decision (PDF, 199 Kb) (07.05.14)
Satisfactory submission received: 31 January 2014
The OFT received a satisfactory submission on 31 January 2014. The administrative timetable started.
Invitation to Comment: Now Closed
The OFT is considering whether this acquisition has resulted in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 and, if so, whether the creation of that situation has resulted, or may be expected to result, in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.
Initial undertakings: 7 January 2014
On 7 January 2014, the OFT accepted hold separate undertakings given by Stagecoach Bus Holdings Ltd under section 71 of the Enterprise Act 2002. The undertakings are without prejudice to OFT ongoing investigation into the completed acquisition by Stagecoach Bus Holdings Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Stagecoach Group plc) of Go West Travel Limited trading as Norfolk Green. A copy of the Order is available below:
Merger inquiry launched: 7 January 2014
The OFT launched its merger inquiry on 7 Jan2014
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
37 Southampton Row