- SA Access Equipment Pty Ltd
SummaryForce Corp Pty Ltd proposes to acquire SA Access Equipment Pty Ltd
Market definitionThe proposed acquisition has been considered in the context of a South Australian market for access hire equipment, with local areas of close competition.
Competition analysisThe ACCC considers that the proposed acquisition is unlikely to substantially lessen competition as:
- the merged firm would face significant competition from existing players in the market, in particular Coates, as well as competition from other national suppliers of access hire equipment and regional suppliers; and
- the merged firm is likely to be constrained by the threat of new entry or expansion. Barriers include building a fleet of access equipment and branch representation. These barriers are unlikely to deter entry and expansion in the relevant market, in the event hire rates increased above competitive levels.
|25/05/2007||ACCC commences review under Merger Review Process Guidelines|
|31/05/2007||ACCC requested further information from Force Corp Pty Ltd. ACCC timeline suspended|
|06/06/2007||ACCC received further information from Force Corp Pty Ltd. ACCC timeline recommenced|
|08/06/2007||Closing date for submissions from interested parties|
|29/06/2007||ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.|