M/10/008 – Lebedev / Independent

Transaction details

The Competition Authority, on 9 April 2010, cleared the proposed transaction whereby Lebedev Holdings Limited would acquire, through its subsidiary Independent Print Limited, indirect sole control over the business and assets of two UK newspaper titles, The Independent and The Independent on Sunday and their online activities from Independent News and Media Limited.

Notification date Decision date
Thursday March 25, 2010 Friday, April 9, 2010
Parties Involved Business activities
Lebedev Holdings Limited

LHL: is a holding company only.

Independent News and Media Limited

INM Ltd: publishes The Independent, a daily national newspaper, and The Independent on Sunday, a weekly national newspaper, which are distributed throughout the UK.

Economic sector Media merger
Newspaper publishing
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Ms. Elisa Ryan

Tel: 01-804 5446, email: er@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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