European Commission Gives Go Ahead to Holtzbrinck Publishing (Macmillan Science, Nature) / Springer Science Merger | LJ INFOdocket
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"The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed joint venture between Holtzbrinck Publishing Group of Germany, and Springer Science + Business Media G.P. Acquisition SCA (SSBM) of the Netherlands....The parties’ activities overlap mainly in the market for the provision of academic publishing and, marginally, in the markets for scientific online databases and workflow tools, marketing and communication as well as publishing related services. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would not raise competition concerns [except in academic publishing]...."
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