• InvoCare Limited


  • Christian Funeral Company


InvoCare Ltd has acquired Christian Funeral Company

Market definition

The acquisition was considered in the context of a market for the supply of funeral direction services in the Perth region.

Competition analysis

On 10 September 2008, the ACCC formed the view that the acquisition was unlikely to substantially lessen competition in the relevant market. Factors informing this conclusion included the presence of a number of competitors in the region and the fact that no vertical integration issues arose as a result of the acquisition.


Date Event

ACCC became aware that the acquisition had been completed.

ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.