OFT clears Arriva's take-over of KMP bus service

OFT decision (9 pages, PDF) clearing Arriva's acquisition of a commercial bus service from KMP, a smaller bus operator in North Wales. Although the transaction eliminates a source of competition, the OFT decided that it did not amount to a substantial lessening of competition, mainly because “the OFT considers that barriers to entry and expansion in this particular case are low”.

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Filed under Merger control, OFT, Public transport.

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