Allen Taylor & Company Ltd (a subsidiary of Boral Timber) - proposed acquisition of J & JL Davis Pty Ltd

Summary

Allen Taylor & Company Ltd (a Boral subsidiary) proposed to acquire J & JL Davis Pty Ltd

Market definition

The Commission did not need to conclusively define the market to reach a view on this issue. The most relevant market is one (defined narrowly) for green-sawn hardwood timber products in south-eastern Australia. The market (defined narrowly) for hardwood timber flooring in eastern mainland Australia was also considered.

Competition analysis

The proposed acquisition is unlikely to result in the Commission's concentration thresholds being crossed in either market.