M/17/012 – Mediawatch Limited t/a Kantar Media / Newsaccess Limited

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Mediawatch Limited, trading as Kantar Media, of the entire issued share capital and thus sole control, of Newsaccess Limited has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Thursday March 9, 2017 Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Parties Involved Business activities
Mediawatch Limited t/a Kantar Media

Mediawatch Limited is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of WPP plc and trades as Kantar Media, providing media intelligence services (multimedia media monitoring and media analysis services).

Newsaccess Limited

Newsaccess Limited offers multichannel media monitoring (print, broadcast, online and social media) and evaluation (or insight) services.

Economic sector Media merger
Media intelligence No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, March 27, 2017
Date of Requirement for Information Date Information Received
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Current status: Completed
Cleared with agreed measures (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Donnacha Hennessy

Tel: (+353)1 470 3662 e-mail: donnachahennessy@ccpc.ie

Joseph Walser

Tel: (+353)1 470 3678 e-mail: josephwalser@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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