Merger Notification M/21/007 – Bauer / Communicorp

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Bauer Media Audio Holdings GmbH of sole control of Communicorp Group Limited has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Friday February 26, 2021 Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Parties Involved Business activities
Bauer Media Audio Holdings GmbH

Bauer Media Audio Holdings GmbH is a privately-owned German media business, operates in 13 countries including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA. Bauer Media Audio Holdings GmbH is active in four business areas: Publishing, Audio, Online Comparison Platforms and SME Services.

Communicorp Group Limited

Communicorp Group Limited is a media company and home to a number of commercial media brands, such as, Off The Ball, GoLoud, AudioXI . Communicorp Group Limited currently operates the following commercial radio stations: Today FM, Newstalk, 98FM, Spin 1038 and Spin SW.

Economic sector Media merger
Media Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Friday, March 12, 2021
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Tommy Burke

tommyburke@ccpc.ie
+353 1 402 5503

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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