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Bolloré under pressure to sell 100% of Editis

2022-11-29T19:33:39.133Z

DECRYPTION – The European Commission opens an in-depth investigation into the sensitive file on Wednesday.



The days pass and the pressures accumulate on Vivendi.

After months of battle, the media giant had resigned itself to ceding control of its publishing gem Editis (number two on the French market) in order to have its takeover bid for Lagardère, owner of Hachette, French leader (and world number three) in publishing.

The ace.

The Commission will announce this Wednesday the passage of phase II of the file, that is to say the opening of an in-depth investigation.

“The Commission considers that the concentration raises serious doubts as to its compatibility with the French-speaking publishing market,

explains a good connoisseur of the file.

This first opinion was expected, insofar as Vivendi has still not presented its plan to sell Editis to the regulators.

Read alsoEditis: a myriad of houses that have become a diversified group

On November 23, Vivendi indeed missed the deadline for filing its remedy proposals in Brussels.

“The group wanted to take the time to receive all expressions of interest for Editis and to reflect…

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Source: lefigaro

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