Danaher Corporation - proposed acquisition of Vision Systems Limited


  • Danaher Corporation


  • Vision Systems Limited


Danaher Corporation proposed to acquire Vision Systems Ltd by way of a tender offer. Vision and Leica, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher, supplied a range of products to the pathology industry.

Market definition

Without forming a definitive view on market definition, the ACCC considered a range of markets related to various stages of pathology testing.

Competition analysis

On the basis of market inquiries, the ACCC considered that a range of alternative suppliers in the relevant markets would be likely to act as a constraint on the merged entity and the proposed acquisition was therefore unlikely to result in a substantial lessening of competition.


18/10/2006ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines. Market inquiries commenced
08/11/2006Closing date for submissions from interested parties
16/11/2006ACCC announced that it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.