M/21/072 Bauer (Expres Net) / E2 Services

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition of sole control by Expres Net, k.s, a subsidiary of Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG, of certain transmission assets of E2 Services, a.s has been cleared by the Competition Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Tuesday December 14, 2021 Thursday, December 30, 2021
Parties Involved Business activities
Expres Net, k.s (Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG)

Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG ("Bauer") is the ultimate parent of Expres Net, k.s. Bauer is a privately-owned German media business. Bauer operates in 14 countries including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, the USA and Ireland. Bauer is active in four business areas: Publishing, Audio, Online Comparison Platforms and SME Services.

E2 Services, a.s.

E2 Services is a company organised and operating under the laws of the Slovakia. E2 Services currently owns the transmitters used to transmit the Slovakian radio station, Europa 2.

Economic sector Media merger
Media Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Lewis O Shea


Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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