Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd - proposed acquisition of assets from Milemaker Petroleum


Type of assessment Informal Review
Reference 61162
Acquirer(s)
Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd
Target(s)
Milemaker Petroleum
Industry Fuel service stations
Summary
Caltex proposes to acquire 45 retail service stations and 1 site under development in Victoria from Milemaker Petroleum.
Date commenced 17th November 2016
Project staff Mandy Bendelstein
Suiyi Zhang
Contact Email mergers@accc.gov.au
Market inquiries
Comments are invited from interested parties regarding the proposed acquisition of certain assets of Milemaker Petroleum Pty Ltd by Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd.

The closing date for submissions is 30 March 2017. Submissions should be forwarded electronically (preferably in PDF format) to mergers@accc.gov.au with the title: "Submission re: Caltex/Milemaker - attention Mandy Bendelstein/Suiyi Zhang."

Alternatively, submissions may be mailed to Merger Investigations Branch, ACCC, GPO Box 3131, Canberra ACT 2601.

For more details please refer to the Statement of Issues below.
    Statement of issues
    Indicative timeline
    Date Event
    17th November 2016 ACCC commenced review under the Merger Process Guidelines.
    15th December 2016 Closing date for submissions from interested parties. ACCC assessing information provided during market inquiries and consulting with merger parties on any relevant issues or concerns arising.
    25th January 2017 Former provisional decision date of 16 February 2017 delayed due to delays in receiving information from the parties.
    1st March 2017 Former proposed decision date of 2 March 2017 delayed to allow the parties to provide additional information.
    2nd March 2017 Former proposed decision date of 3 March 2017 delayed to allow the parties to provide additional information.
    16th March 2017 ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.
    30th March 2017 Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.
    20th April 2017 Proposed date for announcement of ACCC's findings.