M/16/033 – News Corp/Wireless

Transaction details

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has cleared the proposed transaction whereby News Corp UK & Ireland Limited, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of News Corporation, would acquire sole control of Wireless Group plc.

Notification date Decision date
Thursday June 30, 2016 Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Parties Involved Business activities
News Corp UK & Ireland Limited (News Corporation)

Media and information services, including newspaper publishing, book publishing and digital real estate services.

Wireless Group plc

Radio broadcasting and sale of radio advertising and digital media in the UK and Ireland.

Economic sector Media merger
Media No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Friday, July 15, 2016
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Barry O'Donnell

Tel: (+353)1 470 3696; e-mail: barryodonnell@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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