Gallagher Group - proposed acquisition of Country Electronics Pty Ltd

Acquirer(s)

  • Gallagher Group

Target(s)

  • Country Electronics Pty Ltd

Summary

Gallagher Holdings Limited proposed to acquire Country electronics, trading as Thunderbird Agricultural Products.

Market definition

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment.

Competition analysis

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment.

Public competition assessment

Undertakings

Document title Date

Timeline

DateEvent
25/10/2012ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
15/11/2012Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
13/12/2012ACCC requested further information from the merger parties. ACCC timeline suspended. Former proposed decision date of 20 December 2012 delayed pending receipt of information from the parties.
20/12/2012ACCC received further information from the merger parties. ACCC timeline recommenced.
31/01/2013ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.
15/02/2013Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.
04/03/2013Former proposed decision date of 15 March 2013 delayed to allow provision of information requested from Gallagher.
11/03/2013ACCC received further information from Gallagher. ACCC timeline recommenced.
21/03/2013Former proposed decision date of 21 March 2013 delayed to allow Gallagher to make further submissions.
27/03/2013Timeline suspended at Gallagher's request to allow it to make further submissions.
13/12/2013ACCC received further information from Gallagher.
19/12/2013ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition, subject to a section 87B undertaking accepted by ACCC.