ACCC Clears Way for Metcash’s Home Timber & Hardware Acquisition

 In Australia, Bunnings, Metcash/IGA, NewZealand, Woolworths
Metcash has been given the green light for its acquisition of Woolworths’ Home Timber & Hardware (HTH) from the competition watchdog, setting the scene for a marriage between the Mitre 10 and the HTH networks and the rise of a powerful new No.2 force in Australian hardware.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced it would not oppose Metcash’s bid for HTH after the listed wholesaler accepted a "court enforceable undertaking" to ensure equitable treatment of all members of a combined network. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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