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Agcom says no decision yet in Vivendi-Mediaset investigation

Tuesday 17 January 2017 | 11:31 CET | News
Italian regulator Agcom said it is still investigating Vivendi's acquisition of a stake in Mediaset. The communications regulator started the investigation on 21 December after Vivendi accumulated a nearly 30 percent stake last last year and Mediaset accused the French company of pursuing a hostile takeover. Agcom said its investigation would take up to 120 days and could be extended by another 60 days if necessary. Its statement follows a report in La Repubblica that Agcom's preliminary conclusion was that a takeover of Mediaset by Vivendi could be illegal.

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Companies: Mediaset / Telecom Italia / Vivendi
Countries: Italy
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