M/05/072 – Benchmark Europe II / Setanta Sport

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Transaction details

Proposed acquisition by Benchmark Europe II, L.P. (Benchmark II) of approximately [ ] of the issued share capital of Setanta Sport Holdings Limited (Setanta). The proposed transaction involves a combination of: (a) a purchase of existing shares and (b) a subscription for new shares.

Notification date Decision date
Friday November 18, 2005 Monday, December 12, 2005
Parties Involved Business activities
Benchmark Europe II

It produces and operates a niche television channel dedicated to North American sports

Setanta Sport

Main business of the Setanta group of companies is the broadcasting of televised sporting events.

Economic sector Media merger
TV Broadcasting Yes
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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