The French Competition Authority clears a merger between two media companies subject to conditions (Vivendi / Prisma Media)

The Autorité de la concurrence clears the takeover of Prisma Media (Ça m’intéresse, Capital, Cuisine Actuelle, Femme Actuelle, Gala, Télé Loisirs…) by Vivendi.* On 24 March 2021, the Vivendi group notified the Autorité of the exclusive control acquisition of the Prisma Media press group. At the end of its review, the Autorité was able to rule out any competition concerns and clear the transaction unconditionally. Parties to the transaction The Vivendi group is particularly active in the music sectors (via Universal Music Group), free and pay television (via Canal Plus Group), advertising services (via Havas), book publishing and sales (via Editis), mobile video

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority clears a merger between two media companies subject to conditions (Vivendi / Prisma Media), 29 April 2021, e-Competitions April 2021, Art. N° 100700

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