BUPA Australia Pty Ltd - acquisition of DCA Agedcare Group

Acquirer(s)

  • BUPA Australia Pty Ltd

Target(s)

  • DCA Agedcare Group

Summary

BUPA has acquired DCA Aged Care Group from CVC Asia Pacific (Australia) Limited.

Market definition

The relevant markets were defined as the regional market(s) for the supply of aged care facility services (as determined by government planning) and regional market(s) for retirement villages.

Competition analysis

The ACCC considered the information provided by the merging parties and other information available to it and, based on that information, did not consider that the acquisition was likely to result in a substantial lessening of competition. The main factor informing this view was the fact that BUPA did not operate any aged care facilities in Australia, which meant that no horizontal competition issues would have arisen as a result of the acquisition.