M/18/088 – Alphabet/South Bank House & The Warehouse

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Google Ireland Limited, an Irish incorporated company ultimately controlled by Alphabet Inc, of sole control of the buildings comprising South Bank House and The Warehouse, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Monday November 5, 2018 Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Parties Involved Business activities

Alphabet's activities include a collection of businesses, the largest of which is Google LLC. It also includes other businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo and X.

Google operates an Internet search engine that offers search capabilities for end users, as well as provides online advertising space on its own websites and partner websites. Google also offers a number of different online services and software products, including an open source mobile software platform, Android.

The Target Assets

The Target Assets comprise of two commercial office properties on Barrow Street: South Bank House and the Warehouse.

Economic sector Media merger
Real Estate No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, November 19, 2018
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Kathryn MacGuill

Tel: +35314703692
Email: KathrynMacGuill@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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