- Fairfax Media Limited
- Naracoorte Herald Pty<br/> South East Coastal Leader Pty Ltd<br/> Border Chronicle Pty Ltd
SummarySA Regional Media Pty Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fairfax Media Ltd) acquired three South Australian newspapers - the Naracoorte Herald, the South East Coastal Leader and the Border Chronicle.
Market definitionThe ACCC considered the competitive effects of the acquisition in the context of local markets for the supply of print advertising.
Competition analysisIn reaching its conclusion not to oppose Fairfax's acquisition of the Naracoorte Herald, the South East Coastal Leader and the Border Chronicle the ACCC considered, amongst other factors, that there was limited overlap between existing Fairfax publications and the acquired publications in relation to print advertising. Therefore there was unlikely to be any substantial lessening of competition for print advertising in the local markets of the acquired newspapers.
Accordingly, on 6 December 2010, the ACCC decided not to oppose the proposed acquisition.
ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.