Healthe Care Australia Pty Ltd - proposed acquisition of five private hospitals from Healthscope Limited

Acquirer(s)

  • Healthe Care Australia Pty Ltd

Target(s)

  • Healthscope Limited

Summary

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Market definition

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Competition analysis

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Timeline

DateEvent
28/09/2006ACCC commences review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines. Market inquiries commence
19/10/2006Closing date for submissions from interested parties
08/11/2006Proposed date for announcement of ACCC's findings.
08/11/2006ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns in relation to Healthe Care Australia Pty Ltd's proposed acquisition of Brisbane Waters Private from Healthscope Limited
08/11/2006The ACCC announced its decision not to oppose Healthe Care Australia Pty Ltd's proposed acquisitions of the Palm Beach Clinic, Dubbo Private Hospital, La Trobe Private Hospital and North West Private Hospital from Healthscope Limited.
22/11/2006Closing date for submissions from interested parties on the Statement of Issues.
06/12/2006Proposed date for announcement of ACCC's outstanding findings in relation to Healthe Care Australia Pty Ltd's proposed acquisition of Brisbane Waters Private Hospital from Healthscope Limited extended for further consideration of information provided by the merger parties.
13/12/2006ACCC announced that it would oppose Healthe Care Australia Pty Ltd's proposed acquisition of Brisbane Waters Private Hospital from Healthscope Limited
22/01/2007ACCC published a Public Competition Assessment