Datix Limited - proposed acquisition of RiskMan International Pty Limited

Acquirer(s)

  • Datix Limited

Target(s)

  • RiskMan International Pty Limited

Market definition

The ACCC considered the effect of the proposed acquisition on the national market for the supply of incident management and patient safety software to the healthcare industry.

Competition analysis

The ACCC concluded that the proposed acquisition was unlikely to substantially lessen competition in the national market for the supply of incident management and patient safety software to the healthcare industry.

Datix and Riskman are the two largest and most competitive providers of such software in Australia.
However, the ACCC concluded that:
* Remaining suppliers of incident management and patient safety software in Australia would likely continue to exercise some constraint on the merged entity.
* Barriers to entry and expansion are not substantial. In particular, new entry or expansion appears possible by existing suppliers (including domestic and overseas suppliers) and providers of risk management software for other industries.
* Health networks could develop or sponsor the development of in-house incident management and patient safety software solutions.

Therefore, the ACCC considered that the proposed acquisition was not likely to result in a substantial lessening of competition in the national market for the supply of incident management and patient safety software to the healthcare industry.

Timeline

DateEvent
12/07/2017ACCC commenced review under the Merger Process Guidelines.
04/08/2017Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
21/08/2017ACCC requested further information from the merger parties.
28/08/2017ACCC received further information from the merger parties.
05/09/2017ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.