• Lion Nathan Australia Pty Limited


  • J Boag & Son Pty Limited

Market definition

The ACCC considered that the relevant market for the proposed acquisition was the national market for beer.

Competition analysis

On 18 December 2007 the ACCC formed the view, after conducting market inquiries, that the proposed acquisition was unlikely to substantially lessen competiton in the relevant market. Factors informing this conclusion included that the merged entity would continue to be constrained by the presence of alternative bulk and packaged beer suppliers in Australia, in particular, the Foster's Group's beer division, Carlton United Breweries.


Date Event

ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.