M/21/025 – News Corp UK/Smurfit Kappa News Press
The proposed acquisition of Smurfit Kappa News Press Limited by KIP Limited, an indirect UK incorporated subsidiary of News Corp UK & Ireland Limited, has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
|Notification date||Decision date|
|Wednesday May 12, 2021||Tuesday, June 22, 2021|
|Parties Involved||Business activities|
KIP Limited is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of News Corp UK & Ireland Limited. KIP Limited’s principal activity is the contract printing of newspaper titles in Ireland; specifically, the entering into newspaper printing contracts with third-party suppliers of printing services.
|News Corp UK & Ireland Limited||
News Corp UK & Ireland Limited is active in the publication of newspapers in the State and the United Kingdom.
|Smurfit Kappa News Press Limited||
Smurfit Kappa News Press Limited is a subsidiary of the Smurfit Kappa Group plc. Smurfit Kappa Press News Limited is a contract printer of national and regional newspaper titles, providing printing services to newspaper publishers
|Economic sector||Media merger|
|News paper printing and publishing||No|
|Submissions from third parties due by:|
|Phase 1||Phase 2|
|Friday, May 28, 2021|
|Current status: Completed|
|Cleared (Phase 1)|
|Authorised Officer Assigned||Contact Details|
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