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Bouygues files TF1’s M6 takeover for French approval

By Natalie McNelis and Nicholas Hirst
  • 28 Feb 2022 12:00
  • 28 Feb 2022 12:00
Groupe TF1’s largest shareholder, Bouygues, has filed its plan to take over French broadcasting rival Groupe M6 to the national competition authority for approval, according to an update of the regulator’s website. The authority is expected to decide by the end of March whether to clear the deal or refer it

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Natalie McNelis

Senior Correspondent

Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.

Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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