On 22 January 2010, the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) accepted hold separate undertakings from C&C Group under section 71 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (“EA 2002”) in relation to the completed acquisition by C&C Group of the Gaymers Cider Business.

While the OFT is considering whether to make a reference to the Competition Commission (“CC”), section 71 of the EA 2002 allows them to accept initial and interim undertakings for the purpose of preventing preemptive action by the parties’ to a completed merger.

22 January 2010