- Officeworks BusinessDirect Pty Ltd<br/> Officeworks Superstores Pty Ltd<br/> Kmart Australia Ltd
Market definitionsee detailed public competition assessement below.
Competition analysissee detailed public competition assessment below.
Public competition assessment
|15/06/2007||ACCC commences review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines. Market inquiries commenced.|
|12/07/2007||Timeline delayed by negotiations on confidentiality restrictions.|
|13/07/2007||Closing date for submissions from interested parties.|
|31/07/2007||Decision date amended from 'early September' to 'September' to allow for provision of further information by Woolworths and consideration of submissions from market participants.|
|05/09/2007||ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns. Proposed date for announcement of ACCC's findings amended accordingly.|
|19/09/2007||Closing date for submissions from interested parties.|
|28/09/2007||Decision date amended from 3 October to 17 October 2007 due to Woolworths' delay in providing a submission in response to the Statement of Issues.|
|17/10/2007||ACCC announced it would oppose Woolworths' proposed acquisition of Kmart plus Officeworks.|