The OFT is considering an offer by Sports Direct International plc to divest stores in five local areas following its acquisition of 31 stores from JJB Sports plc. Sports Direct and JJB are the two largest specialist retailers of sports-related clothing, footwear and equipment in the UK. Sports Direct purchased the stores from JJB in a series of separate transactions over a two year period, but under the Enterprise Act 2002, the OFT was able to review these acquisitions as one individual transaction. The OFT investigation, which was carried out on its own initiative, found that although the purchase of these stores had not reduced competition at a national level, the transactions raised competition concerns in five local areas, which needed to be addressed. If the divestments are not accepted, the transaction will be referred to the (CC) .