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Dutch court rejects Vivendi move to stop Mediaset merger

Vivendi has suffered a reverse in its ongoing battle to prevent the creation of a new merged Mediaset group after a Dutch court rejected an attempt by the French media giant to have the creation of Mediaset’s proposed Dutch-registered holding company for the venture suspended. The court ruled that there were no grounds to suspend […]

Mediaset gives itself extra time after Spanish court rejects merger appeal

Mediaset has filed its plan to merge its Italian and Spanish unites with the Dutch register of companies in a move that gives it extra time to complete the project after it suffered a fresh legal reverse in Spain. According to Reuters, citing an unnamed source, the filing gives Mediaset a further six months to […]

Vivendi to appeal as Italian court rejects bid to stop Mediaset merger

Vivendi has vowed to appeal a court ruling in Milan that rejected its request to suspend the creation of Mediaset’s new combined pan-European holding company – MediaForEurope – to house the merged Italian and Spanish arms of the company. The French media giant criticised the court ruling, arguing that it had limited itself to evaluating […]

All eyes on Mediaset EGM as court sets new date in MediaForEurope dispute

The Milan judge considering Vivendi’s case against Mediaset’s merger of its Italian and Spanish arms under a new Dutch holding company has pushed back the case to a new hearing scheduled for January 21, after Mediaset’s planned EGM votes on changes to the structure of the new company. The decision effectively suspends the creating of […]

Milan Court may look again at Vivendi-Mediaset dispute

The Milan court that last week considered the ongoing dispute between Vivendi and Mediaset has reserved the right to decide on Vivendi’s case at a later date, with the possibility of another hearing soon or possibly after Mediaset’s planned EGM on January 10, according to local reports.  Judge Elena Crugnola has reserved the right to […]

Vivendi and Mediaset fail to strike deal

Vivendi and Mediaset failed to strike an deal on Friday following over a week of speculation that the pair were close to an agreement that would have seen Vivendi sell the stake in the Italian broadcaster that it holds indirectly through a trust arrangement. Mediaset said that “despite strenuous efforts”, attempts at a reconciliation between […]

Vivendi and Mediaset ‘closing in on agreement’

Vivendi and Mediaset are reported to be closing in on an agreement that could see the French media giant sell part of its stake in Mediaset, though uncertainty remains over whether a deal will be struck.  Reuters reported yesterday that the two sides were close to a deal that would see Vivendi sell the 19.19% […]

Vivendi open to selling indirect Mediaset stake to find compromise

Vivendi is willing to selling the 19.19% stake held in Mediaset through Simon Fiduciaria, operating as a blind trust, as a ‘goodwill gesture’ to open the way to an agreement with Mediaset.  Confirming a story from Bloomberg, sources familiar with the situation told Digital TV Europe that they believe Vivendi is open to selling the […]

Vivendi reportedly ready to reduce Mediaset stake

Vivendi could reduce its stake in Mediaset, according to sources close to the matter. As reported by Reuters, three sources have said that Vivendi is ready to slightly withdraw from the Berlusconi-controlled Italian media company in order to end the pair’s ongoing legal row. Vivendi, which currently holds a 29% stake in Mediaset, is opposed […]

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