M/21/025 – News Corp UK/Smurfit Kappa News Press

Transaction details

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

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
specialising in broadsheet and tabloid printed products. Smurfit Kappa Group plc is a manufacturer of paper-based packaging products such as container boards and
corrugated containers.

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
Louis O'Carroll

email: louisocarroll@ccpc.ie
phone: 0857676371

Dineo Mashego

email: DineoMashego@ccpc.ie
phone: 0867742106

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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