Secondary ticketing firm StubHub wants to go public
The parent company, StubHub Holdings, is reportedly exploring going public via a Spotify-style direct listing.
January 17, 2022
Viagogo sells StubHub’s business outside North America
Viagogo has satisfied the CMA's concerns by selling StubHub's business outside North America to an investment company called Digital Fuel Capital.
September 9, 2021
Viagogo told to sell StubHub’s business outside North America
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued its verdict on secondary ticketing firm Viagogo’s acquisition of rival StubHub. The regulator says Viagogo will have to sell StubHub’s business...
February 3, 2021
Viagogo could sell StubHub’s business outside North America
It’s not been smooth sailing for secondary ticketing firm Viagogo’s $4bn takeover of rival StubHub since it was announced in November 2019, thanks to regulatory investigations and Covid-19. Now Viagogo is proposing...
November 12, 2020
UK regulator offers new warning over Viagogo / StubHub merger
In the annals of unfortunately-timed business deals, Viagogo's decision to buy rival secondary ticketing platform StubHub for $4bn a few months before a global pandemic shut down the live music industry will surely rank...
October 23, 2020
Viagogo and StubHub’s $4bn merger to face further review
What's worse than agreeing to pay $4bn to buy a live-event ticketing company just before a global pandemic shuts down live events across the world? Having the planned merger held up due to regulatory investigations, that's...
June 26, 2020
UK regulator raises fresh concerns over Viagogo/StubHub merger
British regulator the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been investigating the merger of secondary ticketing firms Viagogo and StubHub. Its latest update on the investigation isn’t good news for those companies....
June 12, 2020
StubHub president to leave as company announces more layoffs
Secondary ticketing company StubHub isn’t having a good 2020, by any stretch of the imagination. Not only has the live industry shut down in many countries, but the eBay subsidiary’s planned $4bn acquisition by...
May 29, 2020
StubHub faces class action lawsuit over coronavirus refunds
With a huge number of festivals and concerts postponed or cancelled entirely amid the coronavirus pandemic, event organisers and ticketing companies have been mulling their options. One solution is to offer customers ticket...
April 7, 2020
StubHub is offering credit, not refunds, for cancelled events in US and Canada
The next big controversy around secondary ticketing has arrived, and it concerns whether buyers will get refunds for events that have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. If they bought through StubHub, the...
March 31, 2020
StubHub furloughs staff due to coronavirus impact
StubHub has become one of the first ticketing firms to confirm plans to ‘furlough’ staff (the term means to put staff on mandatory leave, often unpaid – it’s not clear whether that applies here – as...
March 26, 2020
Viagogo completes StubHub acquisition but integration must wait
The biggest secondary ticketing merger in history is now done and dusted, with Viagogo having completed its $4bn deal to buy eBay’s StubHub. But wait, hasn’t the deal been paused on the order of British regulator the...
February 17, 2020