Zimmer Holdings Inc / Centerpulse AG

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Zimmer Holdings Inc of Centerpulse AG.

Affected market: Orthopaedic products

No. ME/1333/03

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the completed acquisition of Centerpulse AG by Zimmer Holdings Inc 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 6 October 2003