Acquirer: SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance Holding (SA); Target: Lakefield Oretest Pty Ltd

Acquirer(s)

  • SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance Holding (SA)

Target(s)

  • Lakefield Oretest Pty Ltd

Summary

It is proposed that SGS Societe General de Surveillance Holding SA ('SGS') will acquire control of Lakefield Oretest Pty Ltd ('Lakefield') via the acquisition of a controlling interest in Lakefield Oretest's Canadian parent company, Lakefield Research Limited.

Market definition

The industries in which the parties operate are the provision of scientific and technical services for mineral and precious metal (including assay/gold) laboratory testing, environmental testing and project management.

Competition analysis

No specific market definition was reached since even on the narrowest possible market definition no substantial lessening of competition appears likely. The area of overlap between the parties is minor. Even on the narrowest possible market definition, the Commission's concentration thresholds are not crossed.

Merger type

Horizontal

Guidelines thresholds

Below

Imports above 10%

Unknown

Initiation

Parties

ANZSIC code

7829