Vodafone Group plc and Hutchison 3G Australia Pty Limited - proposed merger of Australian mobile operations

Acquirer(s)

  • Vodafone Group plc and Hutchison 3G Australia Pty Limited

Target(s)

  • VHA Pty Limited

Summary

Vodafone and Hutchison proposed to merge their Australian mobile network operations.

Market definition

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment for this matter.

Competition analysis

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment for this matter.

Statement of issues

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Public competition assessment

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Timeline

DateEvent
11/02/2009ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
04/03/2009Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
01/04/2009ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.
14/04/2009ACCC requested further information from the merger parties. ACCC timeline suspended.
17/04/2009Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.
04/05/2009ACCC received further information from the merger parties. ACCC timeline recommenced.
06/05/2009Former proposed date for announcement of ACCC's findings.
29/05/2009ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed merger.