The OFT has referred the anticipated acquisition by RMIG Limited of Ash & Lacy Perforators Limited to the Competition Commission.

The OFT has referred Sports Direct International plc’s acquisition of 31 stores from JJB Sports plc to the Competition Commission as a result of Sports Direct’s failure to find a suitable buyer (or buyers) to remedy previously identified competition concerns.

The Competition Commission has published on its website responses received to the consultation on the joint OFT/CC Merger Assessment Guidelines.