• Verizon Business Global LLC


  • Cybertrust Holdings Inc


Verizon Business Global LLC proposes to acquire Cybertrust Holdings Inc.

Market definition

The proposed acquisition was considered in the context of a market segment for the supply of non - Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) accredited managed security services (MSS) (including DSD-accredited and other MSS suppliers).

Competition analysis

On 18 June 2007, the ACCC formed the view that the proposed acquisition was unlikely to result in a substantial lessening of competition in the relevant market.

Factors informing this conclusion include:
- there would remain a significant number of DSD and non-DSD accredited MSS suppliers to which customers could turn in the event of a SSNIP by the merged firm;
- barriers to entry for the supply of non-DSD accredited MSS are unlikely to be substantial, especially in the case of major international suppliers seeking to enter the market;
- larger customers of non-DSD accredited MSS supply are likely to possess significant countervailing power; and
- it is unlikely that the merged firm would have sufficient ability to bundle or tie the supply of bandwidth and MSS so as to foreclose competing suppliers of bandwidth and/or DSD-accredited MSS.


Date Event

ACCC commences review under Merger Review Process Guidelines.

ACCC requested further information from Verizon Business Global LLC. ACCC timeline suspended

ACCC received further information from Verizon Business Global LLC. ACCC timeline recommenced

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.