Link Market Services Limited - proposed acquisition of Newreg Pty Limited

Acquirer(s)

  • Link Market Services Limited

Target(s)

  • Newreg Pty Limited

Statement of issues

Document title Date

Public competition assessment

Document title Date

Timeline

DateEvent
22/12/2009ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
13/01/2010Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
27/01/2010Former proposed date for announcement of ACCC's findings. Decision delayed to allow the ACCC to conduct further inquiries.
02/02/2010ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.
16/02/2010ACCC requested information from the merger parties. ACCC timeline suspended.
18/02/2010ACCC requested further information from the merger parties.
19/02/2010Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.
24/02/2010ACCC received further information from the merger parties in response to the ACCC's request of 16 February 2010. ACCC timeline remains suspended, pending receipt of the merger parties' response to the ACCC's information request of 18 February 2010.
26/02/2010ACCC received further information from the merger parties, in response to the ACCC's request of 18 February 2010. ACCC timeline recommenced.
10/03/2010Former proposed date for announcement of ACCC's findings of 12 March 2010, amended to allow the ACCC to conduct further inquiries.
24/03/2010ACCC announced it would oppose the proposed acquisition.