The European Commission unconditionally approves an acquisition in the music sector (SonyBMG)

On 15 September 2008, the Commission cleared the proposed acquisition by Sony Corporation of America of the 50 % share held by Bertelsmann AG in SonyBMG on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) of the EC Merger Regulation. According to the Commission’s press release, the Commission found that the proposed transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (“EEA”)

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Porter Elliott, The European Commission unconditionally approves an acquisition in the music sector (SonyBMG), 15 September 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Licensing agreements, Art. N° 44672

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