Moly-Cop - proposed acquisition of Donhad

Type of assessment Informal Review
Reference 62142
Industry Steel grinding media
Moly-Cop's parent company American Industrial Partners proposes to acquire 100% of Donhad. Donhad is currently owned by Valmont Industries, Inc.
Date commenced 15th September 2017
Project staff Serena Wong
Bettina Forde
Contact Email
Market inquiries
The ACCC has published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns in relation to the proposed acquisition.

The ACCC invites submissions on its Statement of Issues by 21 December 2017. Submissions may be e-mailed to

Alternatively submissions may be mailed to the Merger Investigations Branch, ACCC, GPO Box 3648, Sydney NSW 2001.

For more details, please refer to the Statement of Issues below.

Following 21 December 2017, queries regarding the ACCC's review may be addressed to Serena Wong / Bettina Forde at
    Statement of issues
    Indicative timeline
    Date Event
    15th September 2017 ACCC commenced informal review under the Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines.
    3rd October 2017 Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
    17th November 2017 Former provisional decision date of 23 November 2017 delayed to allow more time to consider information provided by the parties and market participants.
    30th November 2017 ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.
    21st December 2017 Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.
    1st March 2018 Proposed date for announcement of ACCC's findings.