GfK buys UK charts authority, Chart-Track

Monday, 7 July 2008 19:42 GMT By Patrick Garratt

GfK has bought Chart-Track. The charts firm has added a 46 percent stake to an existing nine percent, taking control of the UK outfit.

The effectively means Chart-Track is now no longer the UK authority for British games charts.

“We are delighted to be joining the GfK Group,” said MD of the newly-formed GfK ChartTrack Limited. “We’re confident this will provide us with a solid platform for future growth and we look forward to further developing our range of services. Most importantly, the ability to plug into GfK ’s strong international network will be a terrific benefit to our clients.”

The new company will trade as GfK Chart-Track Limited in future.

Which is great. Can we have some sales figures now, please?