Azoff: Ticketmaster "Highly Confident" Merger Will be Approved

Ticketmaster Entertainment (TKTM) “remains highly confident that” its planned merger with rival ticketing agency Live Nation (LYV) “will happen,” says Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff despite published reports that U.S. antitrust regulators have concerns over the combination. Azoff made his comments during an Oct. 17th entertainment symposium of Los Angeles lawyers at USC, but then outlined some of the very anti-competitive concerns that might be fueling Washington’s concerns.

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