Walstead / St Ives Web Division

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Walstead Investments of St Ives Web Division.

Affected market: Printing and binding services

No. ME/4978/11

Found not to qualify.

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the completed acquisition by Walstead Investments of St Ives Web Division 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 19 May 2011