InvoCare Limited - acquisition of Christian Funeral Company

Acquirer(s)

  • InvoCare Limited

Target(s)

  • Christian Funeral Company

Summary

InvoCare Ltd has acquired Christian Funeral Company

Market definition

The acquisition was considered in the context of a market for the supply of funeral direction services in the Perth region.

Competition analysis

On 10 September 2008, the ACCC formed the view that the acquisition was unlikely to substantially lessen competition in the relevant market. Factors informing this conclusion included the presence of a number of competitors in the region and the fact that no vertical integration issues arose as a result of the acquisition.

Timeline

DateEvent
04/08/2008ACCC became aware that the acquisition had been completed.
04/08/2008ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
05/09/2008Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
10/09/2008ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.