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Marlink buys Livewire Connections

(l-r) David Walker, Livewire Connections; Erik Ceuppens, Marlink Group; James Ashworth, Livewire Connections (l-r) David Walker, Livewire Connections; Erik Ceuppens, Marlink Group; James Ashworth, Livewire Connections

Marlink has continued its recent expansion drive in the leisure sector with the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the shares in Livewire Connections, a UK-headquartered satellite communications service provider with a focus on the superyacht sector.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The move follows the recent announcement that Marlink intends to acquire a majority stake in Spanish superyacht service provider OmniAccess. Following completion of the Livewire Connections share purchase the company will become part of the Marlink Group.

Headquartered in Chessington, Surrey, and with an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Livewire Connections was established in 2004, providing satellite communications services and hardware alongside IT and networking installation support.

The company is also a Cobham Satcom dealer, and serves a fleet of approximately 120 superyachts ranging from 30m to more than 140m across the world.

“Livewire Connections has consistently demonstrated to be at the forefront of satcom service provision for superyacht customers in Europe and the US, so we are delighted to have them on board as part of the Marlink Group,” said Erik Ceuppens, CEO of Marlink.

“Just like OmniAccess, Livewire Connections is focused on leveraging cutting-edge technology, innovation and service excellence to deliver premium customer satisfaction. Together they will make a great fit and undoubtedly the most capable company to provide the best-in-class services for the sophisticated superyacht customers.”

The transaction is expected to close in a matter of weeks, Marlink says.{/mprestriction}

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