May not be of great interest to some but it effectively means HMV now own The Garage, Borderline, Kentish Town Forum, Hammersmith Apollo, Jazz Cafe, Barfly, ULU and Heaven in London.
Not sure what venues outside of London but I think Edinburgh Picture House is one.
Look for lots of gigs whereby you need to buy the album in order to get a ticket now.
Makes business sense but not sure how often I'd do that.
They paid about £46m.