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
UK watchdog orders StubHub and Viagogo to pause their merger
The latest scrap between a regulator and secondary ticketing service Viagogo is, once again, in the UK. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has tangled with the company in the past, and now it has served an ‘initial...
February 11, 2020
UK watchdog threatens StubHub with court action over website
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has long been a thorn in the side of secondary ticketing firm Viagogo. Now it’s also training its sights on StubHub, the company that Viagogo is in the process of buying...
January 30, 2020
Viagogo buys StubHub for $4bn but critics aren’t impressed
The world of secondary ticketing just got smaller – although perhaps not for the reasons those in the industry opposed to industrialised scalping might have hoped. Viagogo has moved to acquire rival secondary platform StubHub...
November 26, 2019
eBay launches ‘strategic review’ that includes StubHub
Ticketmaster recently shut down its secondary-ticketing websites GetMeIn and Seatwave in Europe last year, shifting the option for fans to resell tickets to its own platform instead. Now could eBay be getting rid of its secondary-ticketing...
March 5, 2019