Govt tick for NZME/Stuff merger difficult, not impossible - Jarden

Govt tick for NZME/Stuff merger difficult, not impossible - Jarden
Pattrick Smellie
Getting government support for a merger between news publishers NZME and Stuff "will not be easy," but investment house Jarden says it can "see an argument" for intervention to allow a deal that both the Commerce Commission and the courts have so far rejected.And if turned down, Jarden believes NZME's fundamentally stronger commercial position than Stuff's will still work to the advantage of the Auckland-based publisher of the New Zealand Herald and numerous other print and online news titles, and a string of profitable radio stations.Stuff rep...

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