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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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Austrian Supreme Court orders more transparency for Viagogo

In what is seen as a landmark decision, the Supreme Court in Austria has ruled that ticket re-selling site Viagogo must disclose the name and address of ticket sellers before a sale can be made on the platform. The court...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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UK’s CMA suspends plans for court action against Viagogo

British regulator the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been harrying secondary-ticketing firm Viagogo for some time now over how it presents tickets to its customers. In July, the CMA announced plans to move...
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Google suspends Viagogo from its paid-search results

Anti-touting campaigners in the UK have been cheering mightily at the news that Google is suspending secondary-ticketing service Viagogo from its paid-search results. That means that people searching for concert tickets will...
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UK regulator pursues Viagogo for contempt of court

Secondary ticketing firm Viagogo has been under fire in the UK for some time from politicians, regulators and anti-touting campaigners alike. The latest development sees the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announcing...
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Secondary-ticketing firm Viagogo faces more UK legal action

Earlier this year, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) set a deadline for secondary-ticketing sites to improve the information they provided about tickets listed for resale. Most complied, but Viagogo has been...