Mergers

The ACCC has announced that it will not oppose AGL Energy’s proposed acquisition of Loy Yang Power.  Loy Yang Power owns Victoria’s largest power station and provides approximately one third of Victoria’s power requirements.  AGL...

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Once Kellogg’s pops it can’t stop!

May 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

After announcing in February that it would acquire potato chip business Pringles for US$2.7 billion, Kellogg’s received clearance for its acquisition by the European Commission. The sale not only adds Pringles to the Kellogg’s store cupboard,...

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On 19 May 2012, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced its conditional approval of the acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings by Google. China was the final jurisdiction to clear this transaction, thus removing the last...

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Confidentiality and transparency do battle

May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Canada’s Competition Bureau announced that it will publish monthly reports of concluded mergers, as part of its “ongoing efforts to increase transparency”.  The monthly reports provide information on the parties to a transaction, the relevant...

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King & Wood Mallesons has bolstered its leading competition practice with the lateral hire of Stephen Ridgeway, one of Australia’s preeminent and most respected competition lawyers. Stephen will join the firm’s Melbourne office from Ashurst...

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On 21 March 2012, the ACCC announced that it would not oppose the proposed acquisition by Visy of the PET and plastic assets of HP.  The ACCC formed the view that the proposed acquisition was...

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A ‘dawn raid’ is a well-recognised, often public, example of the ACCC’s formal enforcement powers.  However, the ACCC may also conduct investigations on a more informal, voluntary basis.  This informal approach is sometimes preferred by...

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