M/20/021 – Reach/ISL
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|
|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|
Phone: 01 402 5504
Media enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org