Tabcorp-Tatts merger up in air as court orders new competition hearing

Original article by Damon Kitney, Scott Murdoch
The Australian – Page: 17 & 20 : 21-Sep-17

The Australian Competition Tribunal will reassess the proposed merger between Tabcorp and Tatts Group after the Federal Court upheld an appeal against its decision to approve the deal. However, the court has placed a five-day embargo on disclosing its reasons for ruling in favour of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, which will give the competition regular limited time to prepare a new submission on the $A11bn merger. The ACCC had argued that several points of law regarding the merger needed to be clarified.

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TABCORP HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX TAH, TATTS GROUP LIMITED – ASX TTS, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION, AUSTRALIA. COMPETITION TRIBUNAL, FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA, HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA, CROWNBET PTY LTD

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