BlueScope Steel Ltd - proposed acquisition of Fielders Australia Pty Ltd

Acquirer(s)

  • BlueScope Steel Ltd

Target(s)

  • Fielders Australia Pty Ltd

Market definition

Please refer to the attached Public Competition Assessment.

Competition analysis

Please refer to the attached Public Competition Assessment.

Statement of issues

Public competition assessment

Timeline

DateEvent
04/09/2013ACCC commenced review under the Merger Process Guidelines. Market inquiries commenced.
25/09/2013Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
15/10/2013Former proposed decision date of 31 October 2013 delayed pending receipt of further information from the merger parties. ACCC timeline suspended.
14/11/2013ACCC received further information from the merger parties. ACCC timeline recommenced.
05/12/2013ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.
17/12/2013ACCC requested further information from the merger parties.
20/12/2013Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.
16/01/2014ACCC received further information from the merger parties.
30/01/2014ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.