iSentia Pty Limited - proposed acquisition of Australian Associated Press Pty Limited's media monitoring business

Acquirer(s)

  • iSentia Pty Limited

Target(s)

  • Australian Associated Press Pty Limited's media monitoring business

Summary

iSentia Pty Limited proposed to acquire the media monitoring business of Australian Associated Press Pty Limited.

Market definition

Please refer to the attached Public Competition Assessment.

Competition analysis

Please refer to the attached Public Competition Assessment.

Timeline

DateEvent
29/10/2013ACCC commenced review under the Merger Process Guidelines.
20/11/2013Closing date for submissions from interested parties. ACCC assessing information provided during market inquiries and consulting with merger parties on any relevant issues or concerns arising.
19/12/2013ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.
31/01/2014Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.
20/02/2014ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.