UK Regulator Greenlights Plan for Viagogo-StubHub Merger
More than a year after StubHub’s purchase by Viagogo was announced, the merger is expected to begin moving forward once again with the blessing of the Competition and Markets Authority of the UK. The competition regulator said it “proposes to accept” a plan for StubHub to spin off its... Read more
UK Regulator Rules Viagogo Must Sell International StubHub Operations
The Competition and Markets Authority announced Tuesday that Viagogo must spin off some StubHub operations to address competition concerns it had with the merger, which has been held up by the UK regulator since early 2020. Viagogo, which paid an estimated $4 billion to purchase the ticket resale marketplace... Read more
StubHub Co-Founder Pushes CMA to Force Viagogo to Sell – to Him
Stubhub co-founder Jeff Fluhr has an interesting pitch to the Competition and Markets Authority over what the regulator should do about Viagogo’s purchase of StubHub: sell his old company back to him. Fluhr wrote a public comment to the CMA as part of the ongoing competition probe involving Viagogo’s... Read more
StubHub Forced to Add Warning to UK Website by Regulators
Consumers in the United Kingdom shopping for tickets on StubHub will be greeted with a warning. Resold tickets ‘may not get them into an event,’ is among changes to the retail website required by the Competition and Markets Authority, which has been reviewing the company’s operations as part of... Read more
Viagogo’s Offer to Sell EU StubHub Entities Rejected by UK Regulator
Prior to the Competiton and Markets Authority’s decision to send its review of Viagogo’s purchase of StubHub to a phase two investigation, the regulator shot down a proposal by the Swiss-based company to sell off the European StubHub entities to alleviate competition concerns, according to multiple outlets. The CMA... Read more
StubHub-Viagogo Merger Taken to Phase 2 Scrutiny by UK CMA
StubHub’s acquisition by Viagogo will face additional scrutiny from the UK’s Competition and Market’s Authority, which announced that it will move to a “Phase 2” review of the $4 Billion transaction Thursday. The purchase, which was announced in November and completed in February, has been under “Phase 1” investigation... Read more
UK Regulator Announces Probe Into Planned Viagogo Purchase of StubHub
The United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority has announced that it will be investigating the proposed sale of StubHub to Viagogo, looking at whether or not the deal will lead to “a substantial lessening of competition” in ticket selling, according to multiple outlets. Announced on December 13, the competition... Read more
Fan Fair Alliance Vows More Viagogo Fight, Despite CMA Clearance
Last week, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority suspended legal action against resale marketplace Viagogo, announcing that it has “addressed outstanding concerns” about proper disclosures on its website for consumers. That, apparently, isn’t good enough for the Fan Fair Alliance. In a letter published by Iq-mag.net, FFA spokesperson Adam... Read more
Viagogo Agrees to Settle with UK CMA, Adhere to New Market Rules
Viagogo has agreed to fall in line with new marketplace rules agreed to earlier in 2018 by other ticket resale marketplaces operating in the United Kingdom. viagogo issued a release announcing that a settlement had been reached with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which would avert further legal... Read more
Viagogo Taken to Court by UK Competition and Markets Authority
The Competition and Markets Authority has formally begun court proceedings against Viagogo in the United Kingdom, accusing the resale marketplace of anti-consumer practices. The industry watchdog is seeking an interim enforcement order that would put a stop to some aspects of the company’s business until the full trial takes... Read more