Why did the EC give Sony’s acquisition of Sony/ATV such an easy ride?August 4, 2016 – Article
What a difference four years makes.
Today, the Commission gives a green light with no conditions and the US Federal Trade Commissions is expected to follow suit.
This is a disappointment to smaller publishers who might have bid for spun off assets. It also either signals a decline in the value of publishing assets generally, or it shows that Sony/ATV got a relative bargain at $750 Million for half of the company.
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