Universal-EMI Merger

Universal-EMI Merger: A Timeline Of Events
September 21, 2012   |    By Billboard Staff
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The European Commission’s approval of Universal Music’s acquisition of EMI’s recorded-music division – albeit with major concessions — is a milestone in a process that began some 15 months ago, was debated in the U.S. Senate, and involves properties in many different countries. While the process is not yet complete, EU approval was the major hurdle. Here’s a timeline of all the major events in our coverage of the deal.
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“Statements of objections are common in EU antitrust process, and despite that, ’25 of the last 27 mergers that went to an extended review’ were approved.”

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“It could be in five years that the digital landscape has the same choices as the physical landscape had 25 years ago,” – Lucian Grainge

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“While the hearing provided good theatre, what’s going on behind closed doors at the Federal Trade Commission and the EU Commission in the end will likely matter much more than what was said in Washington last week…”

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“Some contend that since the divestment package keeps growing as the negotiations continue, the acquisition ultimately could come at a cost beyond the $1.9 billion UMG agreed to pay for EMI.”

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  1. Onyx says
    21 Sep 12, 9:37pm

    yep!! been following these merges for years

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