Marlink Acquires Livewire Connections, Targeting Superyachts
Marlink has signed a definite agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Livewire Connections, a UK-headquartered satellite communications service provider with focus on superyacht customers. The move follows the recent announcement that Marlink intends to acquire a majority stake in the Spanish superyacht service provider OmniAccess.
With its headquarters in Chessington, Surrey and an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Livewire Connections has been satellite airtime provider and solutions integrator to the marine market since 2004. In addition to supplying satellite and terrestrial communications services and hardware, Livewire Connections focuses on providing custom IT and networking installations to meet the range of requirements found in the superyacht sector.
According to Marlink, OmniAccess and LiveWire Connections “make a great fit,” and will allow Marlink to more adequately deliver bandwidth, flexibility and functionality to its superyacht customers. Closing of the transaction is expected to happen in next coming weeks.