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EU: Commission clears acquisition of GAME by Sports Direct International

 |  July 29, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of sole control of GAME Digital plc (‘GAME’) by Sports Direct International plc (‘SDI’), both based in the UK. GAME is a specialist retailer of gaming consoles, games and accessories, as well as digital content and other gaming-related products.

SDI is a sporting goods retailer, which operates a diversified portfolio of sports, fitness, fashion and lifestyle brands. The Commission concluded that the proposed transaction would not raise competition concerns because it does not result in horizontal overlaps or vertical relationships between the business activities of GAME and SDI.

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