M/22/008 Bauer / MCR

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Bauer Media Audio Holding GmbH, a subsidiary of Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG, of MCR II – Media Capital Rádios, S.A. has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Thursday February 17, 2022 Thursday, March 3, 2022
Parties Involved Business activities
Bauer Media Audio Holding GmbH

Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG ("Bauer") is the ultimate parent of Bauer Media Audio Holding GmbH. 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.

MCR II – Media Capital Rádios, S.A

MCR II – Media Capital Rádios, S.A ("MCR") is a Portuguese radio group. MCR operates five commercial radio stations in Portugal.

Economic sector Media merger
Media Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Lewis O Shea


Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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