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