- Kelly's Providores
SummaryMetcash has acquired Kelly's Providores, a food service produce wholesaler in New South Wales.
Market definitionThe ACCC considered the competitive effects of the completed acquisition in the context of the market for the wholesale supply of fresh produce to the food service channel in central/southern New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory.
However, the ACCC recognised that the results of the analysis would be unchanged, regardless of the market definition adopted.
Competition analysisThe ACCC formed the view that the completed acquisition was unlikely to substantially lessen competition in the relevant market. Factors informing this conclusion included:
- that there would be a small degree of horizontal aggregation as a result of the completed acquisition;
- that the merged entity would continue to be constrained by a large number of alternate suppliers; and
- barriers to entry and expansion appeared to be low.
|27/04/2009||Metcash advised the ACCC of the completed acquisition.|
|25/05/2009||ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.|
|09/06/2009||Closing date for submissions from interested parties.|
|15/07/2009||ACCC announced it would not oppose the completed acquisition.|