Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group

The following Competition guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Bauer Media Group
  • Case facts
  • Timeline
  • Commentary


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Case facts

Outline UK merger investigation into completed acquisitions by Bauer Media Group of certain businesses of Celador Entertainment Limited, Lins FM Group Limited and Wireless Group Limited, as well as the entire business of UKRD Group Limited.

Latest developments On 22 October 2019, the CMA published an addendum to its issues statement.

The CMA’s phase 2 deadline is 21 January 2020.

Parties • Bauer Media Group (BMG): BMG is a German multimedia conglomerate headquartered in Hamburg that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. The portfolio includes print shops, postal, distribution and marketing services.

• Celador Entertainment Limited (Celador): Celador provides radio, television and digital media advertising services. It is headquartered in the UK.

• Lincs FM Group Limited (Lincs): Lincs is based in Lincolnshire, in the UK. It owns several independent local radio stations.

• Wireless Group Limited (Wireless): Wi