Torex plc / Civica plc

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Torex plc of the theatre management and anaesthesia systems business of Civica plc.

Affected market: Software systems for healthcare

No. ME/1317/03

On the basis of the information available to it, the OFT has decided that the completed acquisition of the theatre management and anaesthesia systems business of Civica plc by Torex plc 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.

Published 10 September 2003