Transpacific Industries Group Ltd - acquisition of the hard waste collection component of the business trading as Southside GMS

Acquirer(s)

  • Transpacific Industries Group Ltd

Target(s)

  • Paul and Andrea Pugliese trading as Southside GMS

Summary

Transpacific acquired the solid waste collection component of the business trading as Southside GMS from Paul and Andrea Pugliese.

Market definition

Regional Melbourne market for the supply of solid waste collection services.

Competition analysis

On 2 November 2007, the ACCC announced its decision not to oppose the acquisition by Transpacific of the business trading as Southside GMS from Paul and Andrew Pugliese.

The ACCC considered the information provided by Transpacific and other information available to it. Based on that information, the ACCC considered that the acquisition of Southside's relatively small-scale business and operations was unlikely to remove a significant source of competitive constraint in the relevant market.

Timeline

DateEvent
31/08/2007Transpacific acquired the hard waste collection component of Southside GMS.
17/10/2007ACCC commenced review under Merger Review Process Guidelines. Market inquiries commenced.
31/10/2007Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
02/11/2007ACCC announced it would not oppose the acquisition.