Bauer Media Group merger inquiry

Competition Markets Authority

March 12
14:01 2020

Phase 2

Administrative timetable

Date of referral: 7 August 2019

Statutory deadline: 17 March 2020


Final report

Responses to provisional findings and possible remedies

Provisional findings

5 December 2019: The CMA has provisionally found competition concerns as part of its in-depth investigation of the completed acquisitions by Bauer Media Group of certain businesses of Celador Entertainment Limited, Lincs FM Group Limited and Wireless Group Limited, as well as the entire business of UKRD Group Limited.

4 February 2020: The provisional findings addendum outlines the Groups revisions to the provisional SLC findings in the provisional findings report.


The publication of the evidence of any party on the CMAs webpages does not indicate in any way endorsement by the CMA of the views expressed in the evidence or acceptance of that evidence. Publication in this way is designed to assist public understanding of the issues.

Hearing summaries

Response to issues statement

Response to phase 1 decision

Merger notice

Issues statement

4 September 2019: The issues statement sets out the scope of the inquiry. It outlines initial theories on what might be adversely affecting competition, but it does not set out findings or conclusions.

22 October 2019: The issues statement addendum outlines an additional theory on what might be adversely affecting competition to those identified previously in the issues statement, but it does not set out findings or conclusions.

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