Swift Australia Pty Ltd - proposed acquisition of Rockdale Beef Pty Ltd

Acquirer(s)

  • Swift Australia Pty Ltd

Target(s)

  • Rockdale Beef Pty Ltd

Summary

Market definition

Please see the attached Public Competition Assessment.

Competition analysis

Please see the attached Public Competition Assessment.

Statement of issues

Document title Date

Public competition assessment

Document title Date

Timeline

DateEvent
08/04/2010ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
30/04/2010Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
26/05/2010ACCC requested further information from Swift Australia. ACCC timeline suspended to allow Swift Australia to respond to the ACCC's request for further information.
04/06/2010ACCC received further information from Swift Australia. ACCC timeline remained suspended to await further information from Rockdale Beef.
10/06/2010ACCC received further information from Rockdale Beef. ACCC timeline recommenced.
24/06/2010ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.
06/07/2010Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.
13/07/2010ACCC requested further information from Swift Australia.
14/07/2010ACCC requested further information from Rockdale Beef. ACCC timeline suspended to allow the merger parties to provide the information requested.
26/07/2010ACCC received further information from Rockdale Beef and a partial response from Swift Australia to the ACCC's information request. ACCC timeline recommenced.
12/08/2010ACCC received further information from Swift Australia. Former proposed date of 26 August 2010 amended to allow the ACCC to consider additional information provided by Swift Australia.
09/09/2010ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.