M/04/048 – Hachette Livre / Hodder Headline

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Transaction details

proposal whereby Hachette Livre SA (“Hachette”) would acquire all of the shares in Hodder Headline Limited (“Hodder”) (“the proposed acquisition”).

Notification date Decision date
Friday August 13, 2004 Monday, September 13, 2004
Parties Involved Business activities
Hachette Livre

publishes educational, reference, general cultural and leisure books in France, Spain and the UK.

Hodder Headline

is active in book publishing in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

Economic sector Media merger
Book Publishing No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Current status: Completed
Preliminary investigation (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details


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