The operation Emap plc (Emap) is a media company, active in the sale of magazines, the ownership of local radio stations and the organisation of events and conferences. Through Emap Glenigan, it provides construction sales and marketing services (CSMS) and, more particularly, construction sales and marketing information services (CSMIS), including project information and contact data (PICD) products (a segment of CSMIS). ABI Building Data Ltd (ABI) also provides CSMS, more specifically CSMIS, including PICD products. Emap acquired ABI on 4 May 2004. On 1 July 2004 the OFT referred the acquisition to the Competition Commission for investigation. On 3 March 2005 the
The UK Competition Authority clears a merger in the construction data market, subject to the divestment of a project information and contact data business from the target (Emap / ABI)
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