Merial Australia Pty Ltd - acquisition of Ancare Australia Pty Ltd


  • Merial Australia Pty Ltd


  • Ancare Australia Pty Ltd


Merial Australia Pty Ltd announced that it had acquired Ancare Australia Pty Ltd on 24 October 2007.

Market definition

The ACCC considered the completed acquisition within the context of the national market for sheep drenches.

Competition analysis

The ACCC considers that the acquisition is not likely to have resulted in a substantial lessening of competition in the relevant market due to the presence of a number of current and potential future alternative suppliers of sheep drenches within Australia, including suppliers of both single active and combination drenches.


24/10/2007Merial announced that it had acquired Ancare.
10/07/2008ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
21/07/2008Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
28/07/2008ACCC announced it would not intervene in the completed acquisition.