Expedia Inc - proposed acquisition of Wotif.com Holdings Limited

Acquirer(s)

  • Expedia Inc

Target(s)

  • Wotif.com Holdings Limited

Summary

Expedia, Inc. proposed to acquire Wotif.com Holdings Limited.

Market definition

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment.

Competition analysis

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment.

Timeline

DateEvent
16/07/2014ACCC commenced review under the Merger Process Guidelines.
06/08/2014Closing date for submissions from interested parties. ACCC assessing information provided during market inquiries and consulting with merger parties on any relevant issues or concerns arising.
15/08/2014ACCC requested further information from Expedia.
18/08/2014ACCC requested further information from Wotif.
04/09/2014ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.
19/09/2014Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.
02/10/2014ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.