- Home Timber and Hardware Group
SummaryMetcash sought clearance to acquire the Home Timber and Hardware Group (HTH) from Woolworths. Woolworths was running a sale process in respect of its HTH and Masters businesses and Metcash was intending to bid for HTH. Both Metcash and HTH have wholesale and retail operations in the hardware and home improvement industry.
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Market definitionPlease refer to the Public Competition Assessment.
Competition analysisPlease refer to the Public Competition Assessment.
Public competition assessment
|Metcash - section 87B Undertaking - signed 20 July 2016 ( PDF 2.43 MB )||20 Jul 2016|
|06/05/2016||ACCC commenced review under the Merger Process Guidelines.|
|20/05/2016||Closing date for submissions from interested parties. ACCC assessing information provided during market inquiries and consulting with merger parties on relevant issues or concerns arising.|
|26/05/2016||ACCC requested further information from Metcash.|
|17/06/2016||ACCC received further information from Metcash.|
|29/06/2016||Former proposed decision date of 30 June 2016 delayed to allow the ACCC to consider an undertaking submitted by Metcash and whether the undertaking is suitable to proceed to consultation.|
|05/07/2016||ACCC commenced market inquiries on draft section 87B undertaking offered by Metcash. ACCC timeline recommenced.|
|12/07/2016||Closing date for submissions relating to draft section 87B undertaking.|
|21/07/2016||ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition, subject to the section 87B undertaking accepted by the ACCC.|