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 notified to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. 

Economic sectorMedia merger
Media intelligenceNo

Notification date: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Parties InvolvedBusiness activities
Mediawatch Limited t/a Kantar MediaMediawatch 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 LimitedNewsaccess Limited offers multichannel media monitoring (print, broadcast, online and social media) and evaluation (or insight) services.
Case Officer AssignedContact Details
Joseph WalserTel: (+353)1 470 3678 e-mail:
Media Enquiries MKC Communications: 01 7038600

The deadline for any third parties who wish to make submissions regarding the competition aspects of this merger is:

Phase 1
Monday, March 27, 2017
Date of Requirement for Information
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Current status Active Further information required (Phase 1)