Brussels, 26 May 2023
The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Meltwater N.V. of the Netherlands, by Altor Fund Manager AB (‘Altor’) of Sweden, and Marlin Management Company LLC (‘Marlin’) of the US.
Meltwater is a global provider of media intelligence and social analytics across online news, social media, print, broadcast, and podcasts. Altor is a private equity firm. Marlin is a global investment firm.
The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, given that Meltwater has negligible actual and foreseen activities in the European Economic Area, and that the horizontal overlaps between the companies’ activities are limited. The transaction was examined under the simplified merger review procedure. More information is available on the Commission’s competition website, in the public case register under the case number M.11058.
Source – EU Commission