M/05/072 – Benchmark Europe II / Setanta Sport
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
Main business of the Setanta group of companies is the broadcasting of televised sporting events.
|Economic sector||Media merger|
|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