M/20/026 – Rocketsports/BenchWarmers

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Rocket Sports Internet Limited of sole control of BenchWarmers Limited has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Thursday September 10, 2020 Friday, September 25, 2020
Parties Involved Business activities
Rocket Sports Internet Limited

Rocket Sports Internet Limited is a UK based sports media business that operates a network of sports news websites and social media accounts, including: caughtoffside.com; empireofthekop.com; and football-espana.net.

BenchWarmers Limited

BenchWarmers Limited operates the website www.benchwarmers.ie and the associated social media accounts. The content of www.benchwarmers.ie is directed at sporting matters.

Economic sector Media merger
Media Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Colm roche

Tel: +353 1 470 3662
Email: ColmRoche@ccpc.ie

Susan Whelan

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

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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