The German Competition Authority clears a merger in the book retail sector (Thalia / Mayersche Buchhandlung)

Merger between Thalia and Mayersche Buchhandlung cleared* The Bundeskartellamt has today cleared the merger between the two bookstore chains Thalia and Mayersche Buchhandlung. Thalia and Mayersche are both large bookstore chains which altogether operate 288 bookstores in Germany. Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt: “We have examined the merger project very closely. It will result in relatively high joint shares for the parties in the brick-and-mortar retail market for printed books, especially in individual regional markets in North Rhine-Westphalia. Nevertheless, no major competition

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority clears a merger in the book retail sector (Thalia / Mayersche Buchhandlung), 9 May 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2019, Art. N° 90622

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