Protector Glass Industries Pty Ltd - proposed acquisition of Southern Cross Auto Glass Pty Limited

Acquirer(s)

  • Protector Glass Industries Pty Ltd

Target(s)

  • Southern Cross Auto Glass Pty Limited

Summary

Protector Glass Industries Pty Ltd proposes to acquire the business assets of Southern Cross Auto Glass Pty Ltd.

Market definition

The ACCC assessed the proposed acquisition in terms of the New South Wales market for the wholesale supply of automotive glass.

Competition analysis

The ACCC formed the view that the proposed acquisition would be unlikely to substantially lessen competition in the relevant market. Factors informing this conclusion included the competitive constraint provided by existing alternative suppliers of automotive glass and the existence of relatively low barriers to entry and expansion to automotive glass supply.

Timeline

DateEvent
11/12/2008ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
18/12/2008Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
19/12/2008ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.