Merger 2015-02

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Merger 2015-02 - N-Vision B.V. and Southbank Media Limited

In accordance with the Part 3A of the Competition Act 2002 (the Act) as amended the Minister was notified on the 15th of May 2015 of the proposed acquisition of proposed acquisition of sole control of N-Vision B.V. by Southbank Media following the clearing of the proposed merger on competition grounds by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

In accordance with the Act the Department undertook a 'Phase 1' examination of the merger in order to determine its potential effect on the plurality of media in the state. As a result of this examination the Minister made a determination, on the 25thth of June 2015 that the proposed merger will not negatively affect the plurality of media in the state and as such that it may proceed. Copies of the Minister's determinations can be found below.

Minister's Approval Cynthia Gibson.pdf

Minister's Approval DAJM Sickman.pdf

Phase 1 Examination