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OFT invites comment on Travis Perkins’ BSS move

The Office of Fair Trading is looking into the proposed takeover of heating and plumbing merchant BSS group by builders merchant group Travis Perkins.

OFT  invites comment on Travis Perkins' BSS move

The OFT is considering whether the deal, if it went ahead, would, in fact, count as a merger situation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002.

If that were to be the case, the OFT would then have to consider whether there would competition issue which would need to be referred to the Competition Commission for investigation and report.

Written representations about any competition or public interest issues should be sent by July 30 to:

Raúl Nieto, Office of Fair Trading, Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square

London EC4Y 8JX Email: raul.nieto@oft.gsi.gov.uk Fax: 020 7211 8916

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