Pact Group-Brickwood Merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) cleared Pact Group’s acquisition of Brickwood Holdings in April 2008 reversing their previous position and dropping their original opposition to the merger after Janusz Ordover of Compass Lexecon submitted a report to the ACCC showing that the proposed merger of these two producers of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles for beverages and other products was unlikely to reduce competition. Dr. Ordover was assisted by Bradley Reiff and Wendy Petropoulos of Compass Lexecon’s Chicago office. Pact Group was represented by Nick Taylor and Paula Gilardoni of Gilbert & Tobin.