M/21/028 – Bauer / Imagine Radio

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Bauer Media Audio LP of sole control of the business and related assets of the local UK radio stations collectively broadcasting as Imagine Radio has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Thursday June 17, 2021 Friday, July 2, 2021
Parties Involved Business activities
Bauer Media Audio LP

Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG is the ultimate parent of Bauer Media Audio LP, a privately-owned German media business, operating in 14 countries including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA and Ireland.

Imagine Radio

Imagine Radio operates two local UK commercial radio stations broadcast via FM and online, targeting Stockport, Buxton, Ashbourne and the surrounding areas.

Economic sector Media merger
Media Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Current status: Completed
Simplified Merger Notification
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Harry Costello

harrycostello@ccpc.ie
+353 1 402 5512

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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