M/05/062 – Johnston Press / Local Press

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Transaction details

Proposal whereby Johnston Press plc (Johnston) would acquire the issued share capital of Score Press Limited (Score Press), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scottish Radio Holdings Limited (SRH). The Authority advised the parties and the Minister that it considers the transaction to be a media merger, within the meaning of Section 23 of the Act.

Notification date Decision date
Wednesday September 21, 2005 Friday, October 21, 2005
Parties Involved Business activities
Johnston Press

Johnston publishes a range of newspaper titles in Scotland and England and operates associated internet sites

Local Press

Newspaper publishing

Economic sector Media merger
Publishing Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Current status: Completed
Preliminary investigation (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details


Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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