Acquirer: Pioneer Construction Materials Pty Ltd; Target: EB Mawsons & Sons Pty Ltd

Acquirer(s)

  • Pioneer Construction Materials Pty Ltd

Target(s)

  • EB Mawsons & Sons Pty Ltd

Summary

Proposed tolling arrangement for pre-mixed concrete batching between Pioneer and Mawsons at Castlemaine

Market definition

the market for pre-mixed concrete in and around Castlemaine.

Competition analysis

The proposed arrangement only concerns the production of pre-mix concrete, and both parties to the arrangement have indicated that they will pursue independent sales, marketing and delivery of pre-mix concrete in Castlemaine. Mawsons is only a small player in the market, and market inquiries indicated that Mawsons is not an especially vigorous competitor to Pioneer. In light of these factors it was not clear that the proposed tolling arrangement would lead to a substantial lessening of competition.

Guidelines thresholds

Unknown

Imports above 10%

N/A

Initiation

Parties