A.P. Eagers Limited (AP Eagers) seeks merger authorisation for its proposed acquisition of Automotive Holdings Group Limited (AHG).
AP Eagers and AHG both supply new and used cars, trucks and buses, as well as associated products and services such as car repair and servicing, authorised car parts, insurance and finance in various parts of Australia, including Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and the Newcastle/Hunter Valley region of New South Wales.
The ACCC has 90 days to make its decision from the date that the application was lodged, which was 29 April 2019.
The ACCC invites submissions in relation to the proposed acquisition. Please refer to the Market Inquiries Letter below for further information about the proposed acquisition, how to make a submission, and a list of questions and issues you may wish to address in your submission.
Due to statutory timeframes, please make your submission no later than Friday, 17 May 2019.
On 7 May 2019, AP Eagers provided a supplementary statement to the application and an updated Annex 4.01. These documents reflect AP Eagers’ acquisition of the 'Adelaide BMW' and 'Adelaide Mini' dealerships which completed on 30 April 2019.
An indicative timetable for the ACCC’s assessment of this matter is set out below for your information.
29 April 2019
Lodgement of merger application for authorisation and supporting submission.
1 May 2019
Public consultation process begins.
17 May 2019
Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
- Automotive Holdings Group Limited
|Supplementary Statement ( PDF 68.52 KB )||7 May 2019|
|Application ( PDF 6.93 MB )||29 Apr 2019|
Annexures - reports and other documents
|Annex 10.4 RBB Economics Expert Report ( PDF 292.59 KB )||29 Apr 2019|
|Annex 14 Declaration by Applicant Acquirer ( PDF 53.23 KB )||29 Apr 2019|
|Annex 13.1 AHG Constitution ( PDF 742.67 KB )||29 Apr 2019|
|Annex 11.1 APE 'The Next100' Presentation ( PDF 1.4 MB )||29 Apr 2019|
|Annex 10.7 Warranty terms and conditions for Carzoos ( PDF 227.02 KB )||29 Apr 2019|
|Annex 9.4 AP Eagers' Strategic Plan ( PDF 201.49 KB )||29 Apr 2019|
|Annex 9.2 AHG Annual Report 2018 ( PDF 3.11 MB )||29 Apr 2019|
|Annex 9.1 APE Annual Report 2018 ( PDF 2.58 MB )||29 Apr 2019|
|Annex 8.4.4 AHG's FY2019 half-yearly results presentation released to the ASX on 22 February 2019 ( PDF 2.44 MB )||29 Apr 2019|
|Annex 8.4.3 AHG FY2017 Full Year Results August 2017 Presentation ( PDF 2.1 MB )||29 Apr 2019|
|Annex 2.1.1 Form 604; Annex 2.1.2 Appendix 3B; Annex 2.1.3 APE Bidder's Statement ( PDF 5.19 MB )||29 Apr 2019|
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Annexures - maps and tables
|Annex 4.1 AP Eagers Dealership locations products services ( PDF 1.95 MB )||7 May 2019|
|Annex 10.6 Service repair competitors in Newcastle and Brisbane ( PDF 195.24 KB )||29 Apr 2019|
|Annex 10.2.2 Brisbane Maps ( PDF 3.5 MB )||10 May 2019|
|Annex 10.2.1 Newcastle Maps ( PDF 5.34 MB )||29 Apr 2019|
|Annex 8.4.1 Market Share Tables ( PDF 350.71 KB )||29 Apr 2019|
|Annex 4.2 AHG Dealership locations and estimated products and services ( PDF 306.85 KB )||10 May 2019|
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|List of Interested Parties - Initial ACCC Consultation ( PDF 408.33 KB )||8 May 2019|
|Market Inquiries Letter ( PDF 335.23 KB )||1 May 2019|
|ACCC to AP Eagers re request for further information ( PDF 251.05 KB )||10 May 2019|
|ACCC to AHG re request for submission ( PDF 136.78 KB )||9 May 2019|
|ACCC to Applicant re Material Excluded from Public Register ( PDF 263.53 KB )||1 May 2019|