Qantas Freight Enterprises - proposed acquisition of Jets Transport Express Pty Ltd

Acquirer(s)

  • Qantas Freight Enterprises

Target(s)

  • Jets Transport Express Pty Ltd

Market definition

For the purposes of this competition assessment, the ACCC considered the proposed acquisition in the context of:
- the national market for the supply of road haul services for air freight; and
- the national markets for the supply of domestic and international air haul services for air freight.

Competition analysis

The ACCC considered the proposed acquisition unlikely to substantially lessen competition in the relevant markets due to:
- there being no overlap between the merger parties in the relevant markets; and
- the existence of viable alternatives to the merged firm in road haul services for air freight which would be available to freight forwarders and other airlines.

Timeline

DateEvent
29/04/2008ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
01/05/2008ACCC requested further information from Qantas. ACCC timeline suspended.
09/05/2008ACCC received further information from Qantas. ACCC timeline recommenced.
14/05/2008Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
23/05/2008ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.