M/22/059 – Bauer Media / Siteridge Limited (RedFM)

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Bauer Media Audio Holding GmbH of sole control of Siteridge Limited, trading as RedFM, has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Wednesday November 16, 2022 Thursday, December 22, 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. It reaches over 200 million consumers worldwide and operates in 14 countries: the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the UK and Ireland.

Siteridge Limited (RedFM)

Siteridge Limited trades as RedFM and operates the RedFM radio channel and the Cork RedFM Mobile app, aggregating its content. It is a local (Cork-centric) commercial radio station, licenced by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland ("BAI") which broadcasts, pursuant to this licence, throughout Cork city and county.

Economic sector Media merger
Media Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Friday, December 2, 2022
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Craig Whelan

Email: craigwhelan@ccpc.ie

Phone: 01 402 5504

David Sheahan

Email: davidsheahan@ccpc.ie

Phone: 086 084 9318

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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