M/20/012 – Eason/Dubray Books

Transaction details

The acquisition by Eason Operations Limited of sole control of Dubray Books Limited has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Friday March 27, 2020 Thursday, September 10, 2020
Parties Involved Business activities
Eason Operations Limited

Eason Operations Limited operates a chain of retail book outlets located throughout the State and Northern Ireland. Eason through its retail outlets sells books, newspapers, magazines, gifts, games, toys, music, film and stationery items. Eason is also engaged in book and stationary wholesaling and online book retailing.

Dubray Books Limited

Dubray Books Limited operates eight retail book outlets in the State. It is also engaged in online book retailing and operates a café within its Grafton Street retail book outlet.

Economic sector Media merger
Other Retail/Wholesale No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Friday, April 10, 2020
Date of Requirement for Information Date Information Received
Friday, May 8, 2020
Current status: Active
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Susan Whelan

Tel: +353 1 470 3651
Email: susanwhelan@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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