Acquos Masterbatch - recent acquisition of Clariant Masterbatch

Acquirer(s)

  • Acquos Masterbatch

Target(s)

  • Clariant Masterbatch

Competition analysis

The ACCC considered that the acquisition was unlikely to result in a substantial lessening of competition due to:
- the relative low market share of the merged firm;
- the relative low barriers to entry for the manufacture and supply of masterbatch; and
- the potential for imports to act as a competitive constraint.

Timeline

DateEvent
03/05/2007ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
24/05/2007ACCC announced it would not oppose the acquisition.