- ANZ Banking Group Ltd
- E*Trade Australia
SummaryANZ Banking Group proposes to acquire the remaining 65.8% of shares in E*Trade Australia Ltd.
Market definitionFor the purposes of this competition assessment the relevant markets were considered to be:
1. the national market for stock broking; and
2. the national market for funds broking.
Competition analysisThe ACCC formed the view that the proposed acquisition is unlikely to substantially lessen competition in the relevant markets, as it represents an increase in the level of ownership by the major shareholder in an existing market participant, and does not change the competitive structure of the market. The merged firm will continue to face competition from a large number of competitors.
ACCC commences review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines
Closing date for submissions from interested parties
ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition