Business Competition media releases

June 2018

Goodman Fielder seeks clearance to acquire 'Yoplait' yoghurt business from Lion

22 June 2018

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Goodman Fielder New Zealand Limited to acquire assets related to the manufacture and distribution of ‘Yoplait’ branded yoghurt in New Zealand from Lion - Dairy & Drinks (NZ) Limited.

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OMV seeks clearance to acquire Shell's gas and liquids portfolio

18 June 2018

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from OMV New Zealand Limited to acquire 100% of Royal Dutch Shell’s gas and liquids portfolio in New Zealand.

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Investigation opened into Fulton Hogan's proposed acquisition of Stevenson Group

14 June 2018

The Commerce Commission has opened an investigation into Fulton Hogan Limited’s proposed acquisition of Stevenson Group Limited's construction materials business.

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May 2018

MYOB formally withdraws merger application for Reckon

31 May 2018

MYOB Group Limited has today formally withdrawn its application to acquire the Accountants Group business of Reckon Limited (Reckon).

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Authorisation application received from Infant Nutrition Council

25 May 2018

The Commerce Commission has received an application from the Infant Nutrition Council Limited (INC) seeking authorisation for an arrangement allowing the INC to restrict its members from marketing formula products for children aged up to 12 months.

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April 2018

Commission files proceedings against Nelson pharmacy and directors for alleged price fixing

26 April 2018

The Commerce Commission has filed civil proceedings in the Nelson High Court against Prices Pharmacy 2011 Limited and its directors for alleged price-fixing.

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Ingenico/Paymark

23 April 2018

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to an application by Ingenico Group SA (Ingenico) to acquire 100% of the shares in Paymark Limited (Paymark).

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Ingenico seeks clearance to acquire Paymark

20 April 2018

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Ingenico Group SA (Ingenico) to acquire 100% of the shares in Paymark Limited (Paymark).

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Platinum to divest Winc NZ to address competition concerns in office products market

19 April 2018

Platinum Equity LLC (Platinum) has agreed to divest Winc NZ Limited (Winc) to address the Commerce Commission’s competition concerns regarding Platinum’s acquisition of OfficeMax Holdings Limited (OfficeMax).

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March 2018

Daiken cleared to acquire Dongwha's MDF wood products business

29 March 2018

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Daiken New Zealand to acquire 100% of the shares in Dongwha New Zealand Limited.

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Rhone cleared to acquire swimming pool equipment company Fluidra

21 March 2018

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Rhone to acquire Fluidra.

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Commission declines clearance for Trade Me to acquire Motorcentral

9 March 2018

The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance to Trade Me to acquire Motorcentral (Limelight Software Limited).

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Commission grants clearance for sauce merger subject to divestments

9 March 2018

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Heinz Wattie’s to acquire the food and instant coffee business of Cerebos Gregg’s subject to a divestment undertaking.

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February 2018

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Rhone/Fluidra swimming pool equipment merger

16 February 2018

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Rhone Capital LLC’s (Rhone) proposed acquisition of Fluidra S.A. (Fluidra). 

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Rhone seeks clearance to acquire swimming pool equipment company Fluidra

5 February 2018

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Rhone Capital LLC (Rhone) to acquire up to 100% of the shares or assets of Fluidra S.A.

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January 2018

New videos and quick guides for businesses and procurers on competition law

18 January 2018

The Commerce Commission has launched a new series of videos and quick guides to help businesses and procurers understand competition law.

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Commission releases competitor collaboration guidelines for new law

9 January 2018

The Commerce Commission has released a final version of its guidelines for assessing collaborations between competitors as a result of amendments to the law relating to cartels.

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