Merger authorisation - Pre-November 2017



Tribunal review type Merger authorisation
ACCC reference 63034

Tabcorp Holdings Limited


Tatts Group

Industry Gaming and wagering

On 29 September 2017, Tabcorp Holdings Limited (Tabcorp) made Application 3 of 2017 to the Australian Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) for merger authorisation to acquire all of the shares in Tatts Group Limited (Tatts). The application concerns the same transaction as Tabcorp's previous Application 1 of 2017 made on 13 March 2017. For further information regarding Application 1 of 2017, please see the ACCC's public register at: http://registers.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1201458/fromIte….

In Application 3 of 2017, Tabcorp primarily relies upon the evidence filed in support of its original application which is currently being re-considered by the Tribunal after the Tribunal's original determination was set aside by the Full Federal Court. Tabcorp also relies on further statements filed on 29 September.

On 22 November 2017, the Tribunal made identical determinations in the original Application 1 of 2017 and the new Application 3 of 2017 granting Tabcorp authorisation to acquire shares in Tatts subject to the same condition outlined above.

Tribunal public register For more information about the Tribunal's review of this application, including copies of submissions to the Tribunal, visit the Tribunal's public register:
Date of Tribunal decision 22nd November 2017
Outcome Authorisation granted
Applications and related documents
  • Application (Form S) - filed with the Tribunal on 29 September 2017 - (See Attachments)