UK Again Clears Live Nation, Ticketmaster Combo

Law360, New York (May 7, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT) -- The U.K.'s competition regulator again cleared the $2.5 billion merger of Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. with concert promoter Live Nation Inc. on Friday, despite a challenge from Europe's largest ticketing agent CTS Eventim AG

The British Competition Commission issued its new final decision finding that the merger would not substantially decrease competition for live music ticket retailing.

The regulator further said the deal would not significantly lessen competition in any other market in the U.K., including live music promotion and venues.

The commission first signed off on...
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