UK To Review OK Of Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

Law360, New York (February 16, 2010, 3:58 PM EST) -- The U.K.'s competition regulator has agreed to reconsider its approval of the $2.5 billion merger of Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. with concert promoter Live Nation Inc., following an appeal by Europe's largest ticketing agent CTS Eventim AG.

The U.K. Competition Commission agreed to have its original report approving the deal quashed by the Competition Appeal Tribunal on Feb. 10, in order to resolve Eventim's challenge as quickly as possible, the regulator said Friday.

The antitrust watchdog described the decision to consider its original final report from December...
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