Universal/EMI: what Universal keeps, what it must divest

Paul Williams

The Beatles are heading to Universal, but it must divest many other rich assets to satisfy EC regulators about its £1.9bn (£1.2bn) takeover of EMI.

While The Beatles' label home Parlophone has to be divested on a global basis, meaning Universal will not to be able to get its hands on the likes of Coldplay, Blur and Kylie Minogue, the Fab Four as both a group and as individuals will move across to Universal. They have been excluded from this divestment condition.

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