Acquirer: Dentsply (Australia) Pty Ltd; Target: Astrazeneca Pty Ltd (Astra Zeneca)

Acquirer(s)

  • Dentsply (Australia) Pty Ltd

Target(s)

  • Astrazeneca Pty Ltd (Astra Zeneca)

Summary

Acquisition by subsidiary of Dentsply International of certain local assets of Astra Zeneca Plc

Market definition

dental local injectable anaesthetics

Competition analysis

In September 2002 the Commission decided that the acquisition and subsequent changes to distribution arrangements for AstraZeneca products were unlikely to substantially lessen competition in the national market for the supply of dental local injectable anaesthetics due to import competition, the surrender of distribution rights for Septodont, and the potential for new entry.

Merger type

Horizontal

Guidelines thresholds

Unknown

Imports above 10%

Unknown

Initiation

Complaint

ANZSIC code

4796