M/15/059 – Paddy Power / Betfair

Transaction details

The proposed merger of Paddy Power PLC and Betfair Group PLC, has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Tuesday October 20, 2015 Friday, January 15, 2016
Parties Involved Business activities
Paddy Power plc

Paddy Power is an international betting and gaming group offering services via three channels: online, retail and telephone.

Betfair Group plc

Betfair is an international betting and gaming group offering a wide range of gambling products, and limited B2B services. Betfair's business is online: it has no retail presence.

Economic sector Media merger
The provision of gambling services. No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Date of Requirement for Information Date Information Received
Monday, November 30, 2015 Friday, December 4, 2015
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Barry O'Donnell

Tel: 01-470 3696, e-mail: barryodonnell@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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