M/17/035 – Dawn Meats/Dunbia

Transaction details

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has cleared (i) the proposed acquisition by Dawn Meats Ireland of Dunbia (Ireland) Limited and Dunbia (Slane) and (ii) the establishment of a Joint Venture Company which will acquire the beef and lamb businesses in the United Kingdom of the Dunbia Group and the Dawn Meats Group of companies.

Notification date Decision date
Friday June 16, 2017 Thursday, September 28, 2017
Parties Involved Business activities
Dawn Meats Group

Dawn Meats Ireland, part of the Dawn Meats Group, is active in the slaughtering and primary processing of meat products and rendering of waste products in the State. The Dawn Meats Group operates beef and lamb processing plants in the United Kingdom

Dunbia (Ireland) Limited and Dunbia (Slane)

Dunbia (Slane) is active in the slaughtering of cattle at its processing plant in Slane. The product is then processed into beef cuts at Dunbia (Ireland) Limited's processing plant in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. Dunbia (Ireland) Limited and Dunbia (Slane) are part of the Dunbia Group, which operates beef and lamb processing plants in the United Kingdom.

Economic sector Media merger
Beef and Lamb Procurement and Processing No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Friday, June 30, 2017
Date of Requirement for Information Date Information Received
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Monday, August 21, 2017
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Barry O'Donnell

Email: barryodonnell@ccpc.ie
Telephone: 014703696

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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