M/11/036 – Independent / GrabOne

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition of joint control of GrabOne (Ireland) Limited by Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited and GrabOne Investments Limited has been cleared by the Competition Authority.

Notification date Decision date
Wednesday October 26, 2011 Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Parties Involved Business activities
Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited

The Independent's principal activity is newspaper printing and publishing. It also has interests in distribution of newspapers and magazines and electronic media.

GrabOne (Ireland) Limited

GrabOne operates on the Irish coupons market using digital media.

Economic sector Media merger
The digital media market and the printing, publishing and distribution of newspapers. Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, November 7, 2011
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Andrew Rae

Tel: 01-804 5420, email: ar@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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