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July 2016

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Vodafone / Sky merger

14 July 2016

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to the proposed merger of Vodafone and Sky.

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Commission clears Fletcher Building and Higgins merger

8 July 2016

The Commerce Commission has given clearance for Fletcher Building Holdings New Zealand Limited (Fletcher Building) to acquire Higgins Group Holdings Limited (Higgins).

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Bayleys and Success Realty to pay $2.2m and $900,000 in penalties in real estate price fixing case

1 July 2016

Bayleys Corporation Limited and Hamilton-based Success Realty Limited have been ordered to pay penalties of $2.2 million and $900,000 respectively following penalty hearings in the Auckland High Court.

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June 2016

Vodafone and Sky seek clearance for merger

30 June 2016

The Commerce Commission has received two clearance applications relating to the proposed merger of Vodafone New Zealand Limited (Vodafone NZ) and Sky Network Television Limited (Sky).

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Fairfax / NZME merger

14 June 2016

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to the merger of the businesses of Wilson & Horton Limited (trading as NZME) and Fairfax New Zealand Limited.

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Commerce Commission receives racing betting authorisation application

3 June 2016

The Commerce Commission has received an application from the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) seeking authorisation for parts of a proposed arrangement between the NZRB and Tabcorp Wagering Manager (Vic) Pty Ltd (Tabcorp).

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May 2016

NZME and Fairfax apply for authorisation to merge NZ operations

27 May 2016

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Wilson and Horton Limited (trading as NZME) and Fairfax NZ Limited seeking authorisation to merge their media operations in New Zealand.

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Manawatu agency to pay $1.25m penalty in real estate price fixing case

20 May 2016

Unique Realty Limited has been ordered to pay a penalty of $1.25 million following a hearing in the Auckland High Court.

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April 2016

Z Energy cleared to acquire Chevron subject to divestments

29 April 2016

The Commerce Commission has cleared Z Energy Limited’s application to acquire 100% of the shares in Chevron New Zealand, the owner of the Caltex and Challenge brands in New Zealand.

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Commission signs cooperation arrangement with Canadian Competition Bureau

13 April 2016

Commerce Commission Chairman Dr Mark Berry has today signed a mutual cooperation arrangement with Canadian Competition Bureau Commissioner John Pecman to further enhance their collaboration on cross-agency competition matters.

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March 2016

Commission clears Spark’s acquisition of 2300MHz spectrum

24 March 2016

The Commerce Commission has given clearance for Spark New Zealand Limited to acquire the management rights to 70MHz of radio spectrum in the 2300MHz band from Craig NZ and Woosh NZ.

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Statement of preliminary issues for H. B. Fuller’s acquisition of Advanced Adhesives

2 March 2016

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to an application from H. B. Fuller Company Australia Pty Limited to acquire the business and assets of Advanced Adhesives (New Zealand) Limited.

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Commerce Commission declines Tennex Capital’s acquisition of San-i-pak

1 March 2016

The Commerce Commission has declined an application from Tennex Capital Limited, owners of International Waste (IWL), to acquire the medical and quarantine waste business of San-i-pak Limited (San-i-pak).

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February 2016

Statement of preliminary issues for Fletcher Building’s acquisition of Higgins

29 February 2016

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to an application from Fletcher Building Holdings New Zealand Limited seeking clearance to acquire Higgins Group Holdings Limited, including 50% of shares in the Horokiwi Quarries Limited.

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Commission clears Coty’s acquisition of P&G fragrance and cosmetics brands

23 February 2016

The Commerce Commission has given clearance for Coty Inc. (Coty) to acquire a significant part of the global hair care, colouring and styling, colour cosmetics and fragrance businesses of The Procter and Gamble Company (P&G).

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Fletcher Building seeks clearance to acquire Higgins Group

18 February 2016

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Fletcher Building Holdings New Zealand Limited seeking clearance to acquire Higgins Group Holdings Limited, including 50% of shares in the Horokiwi Quarries Limited.

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H B Fuller applies for clearance to acquire Advanced Adhesives

18 February 2016

H. B. Fuller Company Australia Pty Limited has applied to the Commerce Commission for clearance to acquire the business and assets of Advanced Adhesives (New Zealand) Limited.

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Statement of preliminary issues for Spark’s acquisition of 2300MHz spectrum

12 February 2016

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to an application from Spark New Zealand Limited to acquire the management rights to 70MHz of 2300MHz radio spectrum from Craig NZ and Woosh NZ.

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Commission clears Rheem to acquire Peter Cocks

3 February 2016

The Commerce Commission has given clearance for Rheem New Zealand Limited to acquire the business and assets of Peter Cocks (2010) Limited.

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