M/19/009 – Mediahuis/IN&M

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Mediahuis N.V. of Independent News & Media plc has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Tuesday May 7, 2019 Monday, June 10, 2019
Parties Involved Business activities
Mediahuis N.V.

Mediahuis N.V. is a privately owned European newspaper publishing and broadcast media company, incorporated in Belgium. Mediahuis N.V. publishes fourteen daily news titles throughout Belgium and the Netherlands (none of which is in the English language), and is involved in broadcasting a number of Dutch and French language TV and radio stations in Belgium. Mediahuis is also active in printing. Mediahuis N.V. is not active in any of these segments in the State.

Independent News & Media Plc

Independent News & Media Plc,a newspaper and media group, is a publically listed company incorporated in the State and listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges. Independent News & Media Plc’s primary business activity is the publishing of newspapers and the provision of online news services in the State. Independent News & Media Plc publishes a range of daily and Sunday newspapers in the State and Northern Ireland. Independent News & Media Plc is also active in wholesale distribution of newspapers, and printing.

Economic sector Media merger
Media and Newspaper Publishing Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Han Nie

Phone: 00353 1 4703664
Email: hannie@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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