- Greencross Pty Ltd
- One Stop Pets Pty Ltd and D&R Pantalleresco Pty Ltd, trading as Habitat Pet Supplies
Greencross Pty Ltd (Greencross) proposes to acquire One Stop Pets Pty Ltd and D&R Pantalleresco Pty Ltd, trading as Habitat Pet Supplies (Habitat).
Habitat is a privately-owned and operated retailer of pet products and services with a network of five specialty pet retail stores in Melbourne, as well as an online store. It supplies a wide range of pet supplies including food, accessories, health products and pet services such as grooming and DIY dog washing facilities. Its retail stores are located at Altona North, Burwood, North Melbourne, Port Melbourne and Chirnside Park.
Greencross owns and operates specialty pet retail stores (through Petbarn and City Farmers retail banners), veterinary clinics and veterinary hospital businesses across Australia. Greencross also owns PetWise Pty Ltd, a wholesale distributor of pet and animal supplies, and Vepa Labs Pty Ltd (Vepalabs), a supplier of veterinary pathology and diagnostic equipment, devices and consumables for in-clinic use.
Greencross and Habitat both supply pet food, pet accessories, pet health products and pet services.
Submissions are invited from interested parties regarding Greencross' proposed acquisition of Habitat by 15 June 2023.
Submissions should be forwarded electronically (preferably in PDF format) to email@example.com with the title: "Submission re: Greencross/Habitat - attention Violetta Twycross-Pajevic/Tim Byrne".
For more details, please refer to the Market Inquiries Letter published below.
ACCC commenced informal review under the Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines.
Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
Proposed date for announcement of ACCC’s findings (as outlined in the Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines, this may be a final decision or release of a Statement of Issues).
- Violetta Twycross-Pajevic
- Tim Byrne