Media Participations gets go-ahead for La Martiniere takeover

Media Participations gets go-ahead for La Martiniere takeover

The French Competition Authority has authorised the takeover of La Martinière Groupe by Media Participations, which will create the third largest book publisher in France after Hachette Livre and Editis.
The authority announced that since the two companies specialize in different sectors of publishing, the deal “would not be liable to harm competition.” Media Participations focuses on comic and religious books and La Martinière on coffee table books and general literature. La Martinière’s flagship literary house is Le Seuil.
The two groups hold “limited positions” in all the markets...

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