Macquarie Media Group - proposed acquisition of certain regional radio assets owned by Fairfax Media Limited

Acquirer(s)

  • Macquarie Media Group

Target(s)

  • Fairfax Media Limited

Summary

Market definition

Please refer to the detailed Public Competition Assessment below.

Competition analysis

Please refer to the detailed Public Competition Assessment below.

Statement of issues

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Public competition assessment

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Undertakings

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Timeline

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23/07/2007ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
03/08/2007Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
13/09/2007ACCC released Statement of Issues in relation to proposed acquisition.
26/09/2007Closing date for submissions in response to Statement of Issues.
05/10/2007Draft undertakings put forward by Macquarie Media. Former proposed date of 10 October 2007 for announcement of ACCC's findings amended to 18 October 2007 to allow for market consultation.
11/10/2007Closing date for submissions relating to the draft 87B undertakings.
17/10/2007ACCC decided not to oppose the proposed transaction subject to the acceptance of court-enforceable undertakings.