Wesfarmers Limited proposed acquisition of Catch Group Holdings Limited

Acquirer(s)

  • Wesfarmers Limited

Target(s)

  • Catch Group Holdings Limited

Summary

Wesfarmers Limited (Wesfarmers) proposes to acquire Catch Group Holdings Limited (Catch).

Wesfarmers and Catch both retail supply a variety of product categories in Australia.

Market inquiries

Submissions are invited from interested parties regarding the proposed acquisition. 

The closing date for submissions is 5 July 2019. Submissions should be forwarded electronically (preferably in PDF format) to mergers@accc.gov.au with the title "Submission re: Wesfarmers' proposed acquisition of Catch - attention Lavinia de Havilland and Justin Thompson". 

Following the closing date, queries regarding the ACCC's review may be addressed to Lavinia de Havilland and Justin Thompson at mergers@accc.gov.au. For more details, please refer to the attached market inquiries letter. 

Market inquiries

Document title Date

Timeline

DateEvent
14/06/2019ACCC commenced informal review under the Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines.
05/07/2019Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
15/08/2019Provisional date for announcement of ACCC’s findings (as outlined in the Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines, this may be a final decision or release of a Statement of Issues).

Project staff

  • Lavinia de Havilland
  • Justin Thompson

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