Dormakaba’s proposed acquisition of E-Plus.

Acquirer(s)

  • Dormakaba Australia Pty Ltd

Target(s)

  • E-Plus Building Products Pty Ltd

Summary

Dormakaba Australia Pty Ltd (Dormakaba) proposes to acquire E Plus Building Products Pty Ltd (E Plus).

Dormakaba is part of the global Dormakaba Group. In Australia, Dormakaba is a manufacturer, importer and seller of a range of components and customised integrated solutions, including door hardware. Dormakaba's subsidiaries include Kilargo, Madinoz and Resolute Testing Laboratories, a fire door testing facility.

E Plus is an Australian-based supplier, and supplies the 'E-Core' fire door product. Certified E-Core based fire doors are distributed throughout Australia by licenced door manufacturers.

Both parties are active suppliers of key inputs in the fire doors industry in Australia.

 

Market inquiries

Submissions are invited from interested parties regarding the proposed acquisition.

The closing date for submissions is 7 August 2020. Submissions should be forwarded electronically (preferably in PDF format) to mergers@accc.gov.au with the title: “Submission re: Dormakaba E Plus - attention Elizabeth Elias/Soo Sian Koh.” 

Following the closing date, queries regarding the ACCC's review may be addressed to Elizabeth Elias/Soo Sian Koh at mergers@accc.gov.au. For more details, please refer to the attached market inquiries letter.

Market inquiries

Timeline

DateEvent
23/07/2020ACCC commenced informal review under the Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines.
07/08/2020Closing date for submissions.
18/09/2020Review timeline extended so the ACCC can consider information provided by Dormakaba. The previous proposed decision date was 24 September 2020.
01/10/2020Provisional date for announcement of ACCC’s findings (as outlined in the Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines, this may be a final decision or release of a Statement of Issues).

Project staff

  • Elizabeth Elias
  • Soo Sian Koh

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