ACCC Would Not Oppose Elanco’s Acquisition of Bayer’s Animal Health Business

  • Jul 09, 2020 AEST
  • Team Kalkine

ACCC communicated that it would not oppose Elanco’s acquisition of Bayer AG’s animal health business, subsequent to Elanco providing a court-enforceable undertaking to divest four animal parasite treatment brands.

Now, the ACCC is concerned about the impact of the acquisition in the markets for sheep lice treatments, and worming treatments for cats & dogs.

As per ACCC’s Deputy Chair Mick Keogh, Elanco’s acquisition might raise competition concerns in the supply of sheep lice treatments. Without divestment, Elanco would have considerably improved its market share in the supply of sheep lice cures.




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