- Fitbit Inc
Google LLC proposed to acquire Fitbit, Inc.
Fitbit is a manufacturer and supplier of wrist-worn wearable devices and other related products. Google has an extensive range of interests including online search and advertising technology, mobile hardware and various commonly used software such as Google Chrome.
The ACCC has published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns in relation to Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit.
The ACCC invites submissions on its Statement of Issues by 10 July 2020. Submissions should be forwarded electronically (preferably in PDF format) to email@example.com with the title "Submission re Google/Fitbit SOI - attention Braeden Smith / Nicholas Wellfare".
Following 10 July 2020, queries regarding the ACCC's review may be addressed to Braeden Smith / Nicholas Wellfare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details, please refer to the Statement of Issues below.
Statement of issues
|Google Fitbit - Statement of Issues - 18 June 2020 ( PDF 409.85 KB )||18 Jun 2020|
|27/02/2020||ACCC commenced informal review under the Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines.|
|25/03/2020||Closing date for submissions.|
|11/05/2020||ACCC is awaiting information from the parties. Former provisional date for announcement of findings (21 May 2020) is delayed.|
|15/05/2020||ACCC received further information from the parties.|
|05/06/2020||ACCC amended former provisional decision date (11 June 2020) to allow time to consider information provided by the parties.|
|18/06/2020||ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.|
|10/07/2020||Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.|
|10/08/2020||Former provisional decision date (13 August) amended to enable the ACCC to continue its investigation and engage with other competition agencies|
|09/12/2020||Proposed date for announcement of ACCC’s decision|
- Braeden Smith
- Nicholas Wellfare