Thomson SA / ContentGuard

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Thomson SA of an interest in ContentGuard.

Affected market: Software

No. ME/1724/05

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the completed acquisition of an interest in ContentGuard by Thomson SA does not qualify for investigation under the mergers provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 (the Act), 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.

Published 15 June 2005