M/15/011 – Semeral / Payzone

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition of sole control of Payzone Ireland Limited by Semeral Limited has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Monday March 9, 2015 Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Parties Involved Business activities
Semeral Limited

Semeral is a private company incorporated in Ireland, established for the purposes of the proposed transaction. Semeral is ultimately controlled by the Carlyle Group L.P.

Payzone Ireland Limited

Payzone Ireland operates a consumer payments acceptance network in the state. Its main services are the provision of mobile phone top up and card acceptance solutions.

Economic sector Media merger
The industry sectors are the mobile phone services sector and the payment services sector. No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Friday, March 20, 2015
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Barry O'Donnell

Tel: 01-470 3696, e-mail: barryodonnell@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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