• Endeavour Group


  • Rye Hotel


Endeavour Group Limited (Endeavour) proposes to acquire the business and assets of the Rye Hotel (the Target) in Rye, Victoria, from a family-owned business operated through the entity, Myndit Pty. Ltd. 

Endeavour is a major Australian alcoholic drinks retailer and hotel operator. It operates a bottle shop (BWS Rye) near the Rye Hotel. Rye Hotel consists of the hotel and an adjoining drive-through bottle shop which trades under the Thirsty Camel brand.

Market inquiries

The ACCC has published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns in relation to the proposed acquisition.

The ACCC invites submissions on its Statement of Issues by 6 October 2023.

Submissions should be forwarded electronically (preferably in PDF format) to with the title: "Submission re: Endeavour/Rye Hotel – attention Morgan Woodland / Fiona Kennedy". For more details, please refer to the Statement of Issues published below.

The ACCC also encourages local consumers and holiday makers to complete the consumer survey by 6 October 2023. The survey can be found at Endeavour / Rye Hotel Consumer Survey

Market inquiries

Document title Date
Market Enquiries Letter

Statement of issues

Document title Date
Endeavour Rye Hotel - Statement of Issues


Date Event

ACCC commenced informal review under the Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines.

Timeline suspended pending receipt of information from Endeavour. Former provisional date for announcement of findings (17 August 2023) is delayed. The ACCC will announce a provisional decision date in due course.

ACCC received further information from Endeavour.

ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.

Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.

Proposed date for announcement of ACCC’s findings.

Project staff

  • Morgan Woodland
  • Fiona Kennedy

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