Healthscope Limited - proposed acquisition of Brunswick Private Hospital

Acquirer(s)

  • Healthscope Limited

Target(s)

  • Brunswick Private Hospital

Summary

Healthscope Limited proposed to acquire Brunswick Private Hospital from Healthe Care Pty Ltd.

Market definition

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment.

Competition analysis

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment.

Timeline

DateEvent
22/01/2014ACCC commenced review under the Merger Process Guidelines.
07/02/2014Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
18/02/2014ACCC requested further information from the merger parties.
28/02/2014ACCC received further information from the merger parties. ACCC amended former provisional date for announcement of findings (6 March 2014).
12/03/2014ACCC amended former provisional date for announcement of findings (13th March) following its review of additional information received from the merger parties on 3 March.
27/03/2014ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.
10/04/2014Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.
17/04/2014ACCC requested further information from the merger parties.
05/05/2014ACCC received further information from the merger parties. ACCC former proposed date for announcement of final decision (8 May 2014) delayed to accommodate this information and acquirer's request to provide additional information.
21/05/2014Former proposed decision date of 22 May 2014 delayed at the request of the acquirer to allow for provision of further information.
03/06/2014ACCC received further information from the acquirer.
12/06/2014ACCC announced it would oppose the proposed acquisition.