M/10/030 – Alpha Group / Newry Democrat
The Competition Authority has approved the proposed transaction whereby the Tontine Rooms Holding Company Limited, the holding company for the Alpha Newspaper Group, would acquire certain of the assets of the Newry Democrat from TCH Democrat Media Limited.
|Notification date||Decision date|
|Monday September 6, 2010||Wednesday, November 3, 2010|
|Parties Involved||Business activities|
|Tontine Rooms Holding Company Limited (Alpha Group)||
Tontine is the entity at the top of the corporate tree of the Alpha Group. The newspaper business of the Alpha Group supplies weekly local and regional newspapers in Northern Ireland and in the midlands of the State. The Alpha Group publishes and sells advertising space in numerous weekly regional newspaper titles in the State. The Alpha Group also sells its newspapers to subscribers and online to paying subscribers.
The Newry Democrat is owned by TCH Democrat Media Limited (TCHDL). TCHDL publishes, and sells advertising space in the Newry Democrat. The Newry Democrat also sells its newspapers to subscribers.
|Economic sector||Media merger|
|Local Newspaper publishing sector||No|
|Submissions from third parties due by:|
|Phase 1||Phase 2|
|Friday, September 17, 2010|
|Date of Requirement for Information||Date Information Received|
|Thursday, September 30, 2010||Thursday, September 30, 2010|
|Current status: Completed|
|Authorised Officer Assigned||Contact Details|
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