Ingram Micro Pty Limited - proposed acquisition of Vantex Pty Limited

Acquirer(s)

  • Ingram Micro Pty Limited

Target(s)

  • Vantex Pty Limited

Summary

Ingram Micro Pty Limited proposed to acquire Vantex Pty Limited.

Market definition

While the ACCC did not consider it necessary to reach a definitive view on market definition in this matter, the proposed acquisition was considered in the context of the "two-tier" distribution segment of the national market for the supply of IT products.

Competition analysis

The ACCC considered that the proposed acquisition was unlikely to result in a substantial lessening of competition in the relevant markets. Factors informing this conclusion included:
- the proposed acquisition does not involve the removal of a vigorous and effective competitor; and
- buyers have the ability to bypass distributors and acquire products directly from manufacturers.

Timeline

DateEvent
30/04/2009ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
08/05/2009Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
14/05/2009ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.