Feds OK With Golden Gate Purchase of NeuStar

WASHINGTON — The federal government has no antitrust issues with the acquisition of marketing information services company NeuStar by Golden Gate Capital for approximately $2.9 billion.

That came in a notice from the Federal Trade Commission that either it or the Justice Department (they don't reveal which) had concluded the Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust review and found no reason to condition or sue to block the deal.

On Dec. 14, NeuStar announced it had a deal to be bought by the investment group.

NeuStar last summer partnered with satellite-TV provider Dish Network to provide targeted TV advertising. 

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.