Fairfax Media Limited - proposed acquisition of Southern Independent Publishers Ltd

Acquirer(s)

  • Fairfax Media Limited

Target(s)

  • Southern Independent Publishers Pty Ltd

Summary

Fairfax Media Limited proposed to acquire the Kiama Independent and Lake Times newspapers from Southern Independent Publishers.

Market definition

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment.

Competition analysis

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment.

Public competition assessment

Document title Date

Timeline

DateEvent
11/11/2010ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
23/11/2010ACCC requested further information from a party to the transaction. ACCC timeline suspended.
25/11/2010Further information received from a party to the transaction. ACCC timeline recommenced.
03/12/2010Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
14/12/2010ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.