Paper Australia Pty Ltd proposed acquisition of Orora Limited’s Australian paper and recycling, fibre packaging and sacks and bags businesses

Acquirer(s)

  • Opal Packaging Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paper Australia Pty Ltd

Target(s)

  • Orora Limited’s Australian paper and recycling, fibre packaging and sacks and bags businesses.

Summary

Opal Packaging Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paper Australia Pty Ltd (Australian Paper), proposes to acquire all issued shares in: PP New Pty Ltd, which owns AP Chase Pty Ltd; Rota Die International Pty Ltd; and Specialty Packaging Group Pty Ltd. Australian Paper also proposes to acquire certain assets owned by Orora Limited and Orora Packaging Australia Pty Ltd.

The proposed acquisition covers Orora Limited’s Australian paper and recycling, fibre packaging and sacks and bags businesses.

Market inquiries

Submissions are invited from interested parties regarding the proposed acquisition. The closing date for submissions is 16 December 2019. 

Submissions should be forwarded electronically (preferably in PDF format) to mergers@accc.gov.au with the title "Submission re: Australian Paper’s proposed acquisition of Orora Fibre - attention Alex Reed / Nadia Vassos." Alternatively submissions may be mailed to the Merger Investigations Branch, ACCC, GPO Box 3131 Canberra ACT 2601.

Following the closing date for submissions, queries regarding the ACCC's review may be addressed to Alex Reed / Nadia Vassos at mergers@accc.gov.au. For more details, please refer to the attached market inquiries letter.

ACCC correspondence

Document title Date

Timeline

DateEvent
02/12/2019ACCC commenced informal review under the Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines.
16/12/2019Closing date for submissions.
27/02/2020Provisional date for announcement of ACCC’s findings (as outlined in the Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines, this may be a final decision or release of a Statement of Issues).

Project staff

  • Alex Reed
  • Nadia Vassos

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