The OFT obtains and reviews information relating to merger situations and, where necessary, refers any relevant mergers to the Competition Commission for further investigation if it is felt that it will lead to a substantial lessening of competition within any market for goods or services in the UK.
Use this section to gain background knowledge of the work that they OFT does around mergers to ensure markets remain competitive.
What's new 13-17 May
Imerys Minerals / Goonvean full text of decision published
View the active case register to access information on current active merger cases.
Good practice in the design and presentation of consumer survey evidence in merger inquiries.
The mergers undertakings register is a public register that provides the text of any undertakings accepted or orders made under Part 3 of the Enterprise Act 2002.
The Register provides details of orders made and undertakings currently in force under the monopoly and mergers provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1973.