WPP Group - proposed acquisition of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc

Acquirer(s)

  • WPP Group

Target(s)

  • Taylor Nelson Sofres plc

Summary

See Public Competition Assessment.

Market definition

See Public Competition Assessment.

Competition analysis

See Public Competition Assessment.

Public competition assessment

Document title Date

Undertakings

Document title Date

Timeline

DateEvent
01/08/2008ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.
22/08/2008Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
04/09/2008ACCC requested further information from WPP. ACCC timeline suspended.
10/09/2008ACCC received further information from WPP. ACCC timeline recommenced. The proposed date for announcement of ACCC's findings has been extended from the initial date of 25 September 2008 to enable the ACCC to conduct additional inquiries.
08/10/2008After accepting court enforceable undertakings from WPP, the ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition. The undertakings are available above.