M/20/021 – Reach/ISL

Transaction details

The proposed transaction whereby Reach Publishing Group Limited will acquire sole control of Independent Star Limited has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Friday July 24, 2020 Friday, August 28, 2020
Parties Involved Business activities
Reach Publishing Group Limited

Reach Publishing Group Limited is part of Reach Plc ("Reach"), which is a UK-based newspaper publishing group.

In the State, Reach sells the Irish Mirror, the Irish Sunday Mirror, the Sunday People, the Daily Record, the Sunday Mail, the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star Sunday, and the magazines RSVP, OK!, New! and Celtic View.

Reach also operates a number of websites in the State.

Independent Star Limited

Independent Star Limited publishes and sells the Irish Daily Star and operates the websites thestar.ie and buzz.ie

Economic sector Media merger
Media Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, August 10, 2020
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Craig Whelan

Phone: 01 402 5504
Email: craigwhelan@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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