The Swedish Competition Authority approves a merger in the book publishing sector without requiring any remedies (Bokia / Akademibokhandelsgruppen)

The Swedish Competition Authority’s decision number 452/2012 of 10 December 2012 to approve KF Media, Natur & Kultur and Killbergs Bokhandel acquiring joint control over Akademibokhandeln and Bokia. The Competition Authority’s decision is final. KF Media, part of the KF Group, owned the KF Group’s subsidiaries active in book publishing and book clubs through Norstedts Förlagsgrupp and the subsidiary Akademibokhandeln, active on the book retailing market with physical bookstores as well as internet book sales through the internet bookstore Bokus. Akademibokhandeln operated 65 physical bookstores. Natur & Kultur was primarily active on the book publishing market and Killbergs Bokhandel operated eight physical bookstores in Sweden, seven of which were located in southern Sweden,

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Viktor Wahlqvist, The Swedish Competition Authority approves a merger in the book publishing sector without requiring any remedies (Bokia / Akademibokhandelsgruppen), 10 December 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2012, Art. N° 57370

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