M/19/019 Lloyds Median BOFH

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by LloydsPharmacy Ireland Limited of sole control of Median Healthcare Services Unlimited Company and BOFH Holdings Unlimited Company has been notified to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Wednesday July 10, 2019
Parties Involved Business activities
LloydsPharmacy Ireland Limited

LloydsPharmacy Ireland Limited ("Lloyds") currently owns 87 retail pharmacy businesses throughout the State, which generally operate under the LloydsPharmacy brand. Lloyds is a subsidiary of the McKesson Group, which is also the ultimate parent company of United Drug (Wholesale) Limited, the largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in the State.

Median Healthcare Services Unlimited Company

Median Healthcare Services Unlimited Company provides a medication management service to the nursing home sector under the trading name "Median Healthcare Services". Median Healthcare Services Unlimited Company is ultimately owned by Westmount Corporate Unlimited.

BOFH Holdings Unlimited Company

BOFH Holdings Unlimited Company owns three retail and prescription pharmacies, which trade as the "Health Express Pharmacies". These pharmacies are located at Artane, Tallaght and Greystones.

Economic sector Media merger
Healthcare No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Current status: Active
Preliminary investigation (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Patrick Mathews

PatrickMathews@ccpc.ie
Phone +353 1 402 5504
Senior Investigator / Analyst

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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