SummarySonic acquired Adelaide Pathology Partners (APP), a supplier of pathology services in South Australia. APP competed with Sonic's Clinpath business.
Market definitionThe ACCC considered the completed acquisition in the market for the supply of community pathology services in South Australia, encompassing both clinical and anatomical pathology services. The ACCC did not reach a concluded view regarding market definition as it was not critical to the competition assessment.
Competition analysisThe ACCC concluded that the acquisition was not likely to substantially lessen competition as there would remain alternative suppliers of pathology services in South Australia who would constrain the merged entity, including Australian Clinical Labs (formerly Healthscope), SA Pathology and Abbott Pathology.