TPG Telecom Limited (TPG) - proposed merger with Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd (VHA)

Acquirer(s)

  • TPG Telecom Limited (TPG)

Target(s)

  • Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd (VHA)

Market inquiries

Statement of issues

Document title Date

Timeline

DateEvent
24/09/2018ACCC commenced review under the Merger Process Guidelines.
10/10/2018Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
13/12/2018ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.
18/01/2019Closing date for submissions from interested parties in response to Statement of Issues.
22/01/2019Timeline suspended due to delay in receiving information from merger parties. Former provisional decision date of 28 March 2019 delayed. New provisional decision date is expected to be 11 April 2019.
28/02/2019Timeline still suspended as continuing to receive information from merger parties. New provisional decision date will be confirmed once information has been received and assessed.
20/03/2019Timeline recommenced. Proposed date for announcement set for 9 May 2019.
08/05/2019ACCC announced that it opposed the proposed merger.