The Irish Competition Authority cleared a merger in the market for ferry routes between Great Britain and Ireland subject to notification of future acquisitions (Stena / P&O)

The operation On 5 April 2004 the Irish Competition Authority (“ICA”) cleared in a Phase 1 decision the acquisition by Stena AB (“Stena”) of all the assets of P&O relating to P&O's ferry business between the Irish sea ports of Larne (Northern Ireland) and Fleetwood (Great Britain (“GB”)). In addition, Stena will acquire two vessels from P&O until then employed by P&O on its Mostyn (GB)-Dublin (Ireland) route. Together the ferry route assets and two vessels comprise the “P&O assets”. Together Stena and the P&O assets comprise the “parties” to the merger. Stena owns various businesses in maritime transport and related fields. Its main businesses in relation to this case are ferry services between GB and the island of Ireland (comprising Northern Ireland and Ireland

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Silja Baller, The Irish Competition Authority cleared a merger in the market for ferry routes between Great Britain and Ireland subject to notification of future acquisitions (Stena / P&O), 5 April 2004, e-Competitions April 2004, Art. N° 20890

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