ACCC & AER annual report 2016-17

Appendix 12: Mergers in 2016–17—major assessments

All publicly reviewed merger decisions for 2016−17 were published on the ACCC website at

Public merger reviews resolved by court enforceable undertakings

During 2016–17, the ACCC accepted undertakings in the following reviews:

  • Metcash Ltd—proposed acquisition of Home Timber and Hardware Group
  • Qube Holdings Limited—proposed acquisition of 50 per cent interest in Australian Amalgamated Terminals Pty Ltd

Notable merger reviews—not opposed

  • Consortium comprising Brookfield, Qube & Others—proposed acquisition of Asciano Limited
  • Seven West Media Limited—proposed acquisition of The Sunday Times publication and website from News Limited
  • News Corporation—proposed acquisition of APN News & Media Limited’s Australian Regional Media division—ARM
  • PMP Limited—proposed merger with IPMG Group
  • Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd—proposed acquisition of assets from Milemaker Petroleum
  • DowDuPont Inc—proposed acquisition of EI du Pont de Nemours and Company and The Dow Chemical Company