• Getinge Extended Health Care Limited


  • Huntleigh Technology PLC

Market definition

The ACCC considered the following markets:
- the national market for the manufacture and supply of air pressure mattresses used in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers; and
- the national market for the manufacture and supply of patient lifting devices.

The competition assessment in this instance would not have changed if a broader product market was adopted.

Competition analysis

The ACCC decided not to oppose the proposed acquisition on the basis that imports and the countervailing power of consumers - that is, distributors, hospitals, nursing homes and aged care facilities would be likely to constrain the merged firm. No substantial lessening of competion was likely.


Date Event

ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines

ACCC timeline suspended pending further information from Getinge

ACCC timeline resumed

Closing date for submissions from interested parties

ACCC announced its decision not to oppose the acquisition