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
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...
May 8, 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
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
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...
September 6, 2019
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...
July 18, 2019
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...
July 5, 2019
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...
March 6, 2019
Viagogo ‘compliant’ with new UK rules on secondary ticketing
Last Thursday (17 January) was the deadline set by the UK’s competition watchdog the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) for secondary-ticketing sites to change the way they listed tickets offered for resale....
January 21, 2019
Viagogo ordered to stop selling Rammstein tickets in Germany
2018 has been a pretty bad year for secondary-ticketing firm Viagogo – on a public-relations and legal level, at least, since insight into the company’s financial performance is limited. In the UK, Viagogo has been...
November 26, 2018