Hospira Inc - proposed acquisition of Mayne Pharma Limited


  • Hospira Inc


  • Mayne Pharma Limited


Hospira Inc and Mayne Pharma Limited operate in the pharmaceutical industry in Australia.

Market definition

The ACCC considered Hospira Inc's proposed acquisition of Mayne Pharma Limited in the context of a national market for the manufacture and supply of dobutamine injectables.

Competition analysis

The ACCC considered that Hospira Inc would face sufficient competitive constraints post-acquisition and that the proposed acquisition is unlikely to cause a substantial lessening of competition in the relevant market. This conclusion was informed by the following factors:
- substitutes are available to hospitals and pharmaceutical wholesalers for the supply of dobutamine injectables;
- customers for dobutamine injectables have some countervailing power; and
- barriers to entry are moderate into the manufacture and supply of dobutamine injectables for existing pharmaceutical companies.


20/10/2006ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines. Market inquiries commenced
09/11/2006Closing date for submissions from interested parties
15/11/2006ACCC announced its decision not to oppose the proposed acquisition