30 May 2013

EC approves Syniverse/MACH merger after Phase 2 investigation

On 29 May 2013, the European Commission announced its decision to approve the acquisition of MACH by Syniverse, subject to conditions.  The transaction combined the two largest providers of GSM data clearing and Near Real Time Roaming Data Exchange, technology services provided to mobile telecommunications companies to facilitate roaming.  After a detailed Phase 2 investigation, the Commission concluded that the conditions offered by Syniverse were sufficient to address the concerns identified.  RBB Economics provided economic analysis to support the parties throughout the investigation conducted by the European Commission, including the remedies process, working alongside law firms Shearman & Sterling and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.For more information, please see here.

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