The European Commission opened, on 20 December 2012, an in-depth investigation under the EU merger regulation into the proposed acquisition of Mach Luxembourg by Syniverse of the United States. The initial probe showed that the merger may raise competition problems on the roaming market by creating the largest data clearing house (by far), not only in Europe but also worldwide. The two firms provide technology services to telecommunication operators, notably on roaming. The perceived risk of the transaction is that mobile operators would not have sufficient...

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