Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd - proposed acquisition of Empire Rubber

Acquirer(s)

  • Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd

Target(s)

  • Empire Rubber

Market definition

This merger was assessed within the context of the national market for the manufacture and supply of rubber compounds. The ACCC's competition analysis and conclusion in this matter would not have changed if a broader or narrower market definition were adopted.

Competition analysis

On 30 April 2007, the ACCC formed the view that the proposed acquisition was unlikely to result in a substantial lessening of competition, as there is no competitive overlap between the merger parties in the relevant market.

Timeline

DateEvent
19/04/2007ACCC commences review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines. Market inquiries commenced
27/04/2007Closing date for submissions from interested parties
30/04/2007ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition