Getinge Extended Health Care Limited - proposed acquisition of Huntleigh Technology PLC


  • Getinge Extended Health Care Limited


  • Huntleigh Technology PLC

Market definition

The ACCC considered the following markets:
- the national market for the manufacture and supply of air pressure mattresses used in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers; and
- the national market for the manufacture and supply of patient lifting devices.

The competition assessment in this instance would not have changed if a broader product market was adopted.

Competition analysis

The ACCC decided not to oppose the proposed acquisition on the basis that imports and the countervailing power of consumers - that is, distributors, hospitals, nursing homes and aged care facilities would be likely to constrain the merged firm. No substantial lessening of competion was likely.


15/12/2006ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines
15/12/2006ACCC timeline suspended pending further information from Getinge
04/01/2007ACCC timeline resumed
02/02/2007Closing date for submissions from interested parties
08/02/2007ACCC announced its decision not to oppose the acquisition