EMI sets deadline for merger talks

Boehm, Erich
January 2001
Daily Variety;01/04/2001, Vol. 270 Issue 23, p8
Trade Publication
Reports on the deadline for the proposed merger between United States sound recording companies EMI Group PLC and Bertelsmann Buch AG. EMI chairman Eric Nicoli's concerns that distraction of the planned merger will have a negative impact on the company's business and management; Expectations that the merger deal would face scrutiny from federal regulators concerned about the issue of market dominance.


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