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Melita is a diversified and advanced quadruple-play cable operator offering converged telecommunications services. Services are delivered to consumers and businesses across Malta via its nationwide converged mobile 3G (UMTS), HFC cable and advanced seamless Wi-Fi mesh networks to households and businesses in Malta. Likewise, the billing and customer relationships are managed through one converged system.

The company offers IP based digital cable TV, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile voice and data services. It also owns and operates an undersea submarine optical fiber cable; a co-location data centre built to Tier 3 specifications as well as a next-generation Wi-Fi service across the Maltese islands.

Melita’s successful development since its launch in 1992 is evidenced by the presence of at least one of its services in 75% of all households in Malta.

The principal companies forming the Melita group include Melita Capital PLC as the holding company of the Group and Melita Ltd. as the operating company for all lines of businesses

Executive Management

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Harald Rösch – Chief Executive Officer

Harald Rösch joined Melita in April 2016. Previously he was CEO of Blizoo (largest cable operator in Bulgaria), CEO of Kabel Baden-Württemberg (3rd cable operator in Germany), CEO of HanseNet (number 4 broadband operator in Germany) and head of the Internet division of Telecom Italia. He also worked for 6 years at McKinsey&Co and held several Board positions including Sky Deutschland, United Digital Group, Internetstores and Seat Pagine Gialle. Harald holds an MBA from INSEAD.

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Danny Rosso – Chief Financial Officer

Danny Rosso joined Melita in 2013 having also served Melita as CFO (1992 -1994) and Managing Director (2000-2003) in the past. In addition to multiple non-executive board member roles throughout his career, Danny’s experience also includes roles as CFO of the Gasan Group, and as Group Chief Accountant of the Bank of Valletta (BOV), one of Malta’s leading financial institutions. Danny is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a qualified accountant.

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Simon Montanaro – Chief Technology Officer

Simon Montanaro joined Melita at its inception in 1991 and was promoted to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in 2009. In his role, Simon leads the day to day management of Melita’s physical network, technical support and ICT platforms, as well as leading the strategic development and deployment of Melita’s fast evolving technology capabilities and service portfolio. Simon holds a Diploma in Management from Henley Management College and is a Member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).

Shareholders

Apax Partners (France)

Website: www.apax.fr

Apax Partners is a leading private equity firm in European countries. With more than 40 years of experience, Apax Partners provides long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. Funds managed and advised by Apax Partners exceed €2.4 billion. These funds invest in fast-growing middle-market companies across four sectors of specialisation. Current portfolio companies include:

TMT: Altran, Cabovisão and ONI, Gfi Informatique, Melita, and Vocalcom

Retail & Consumer: ALAIN AFFLELOU, Europe Snacks, Groupe Royer and THOM Europe (Histoire d’Or, Marc Orian and TrésOr)

Healthcare: Amplitude Surgical, Capio and Unilabs

Business & Financial Services: Groupe INSEEC, SK FireSafety and TEXA

Fortino Capital (Belgium)

Website: www.fortino.be

Fortino Capital is a Brussels-based investment company, co-founded by Duco Sickinghe, Renaat Berckmoes and Baudouin Jolly, which focuses on private equity and venture capital. Combining strong management backgrounds, extensive global networks and leading success in innovation, Fortino Capital supports the management of its portfolio companies from a strategic, operational and commercial perspective.

Our History

1992

  • Melita launches Melita Cable TV services

2000

  • Melita launches Internet Services under the brand Onvol

2005

  • Melita Cable introduces digital Cable TV

2006

  • Melita Introduces Fixed Telephony services under the brand Hello

2007

Melita is purchased from UPC and Gasan group by a consortium of Venture Capital companies focused on Telecommunications, Media and Technology sectors

2008

  • Melita and all services are rebranded under a unified Melita brand

2009

  • Melita launches its Fibre undersea cable providing Malta broadband connectivity to Europe and beyond and upgrades offering to 50 Mbps
  • Melita launches advanced 3G mobile communications services
  • Melita successfully raises capital through bond issuance to finance continued expansion

2010

  • Melita launches HDTV and PVR services

2011

  • Melita launches Fibre Power broadband internet with nationwide speeds of up to 100 Megabits per second. In the same year melita launches video OnDemand services for its TV subscribers

2012

  • Melita connects its internet customers directly to tier 1 operator LEVEL 3 in Milan
  • Melita announces dedicated team, products and customers support for Business customers; new area of growth for the Group.

2013

  • As part of Melita’s convergence strategy TV Everywhere services is launched followed by beta MelitaWIFI outdoor zones and launch of 250 Megabit internet download speeds in selected localities across Malta
  • As part of focus on Business segment, Melita opens a state-of-the-art Data Co-location Centre within its Main Technical Centre premises in Madliena

2014

  • Official launch of MelitaWIFI with further focus on convergence and mobile customers benefitting from speeds and reliability of fixed internet network. Key outdoor zones enabled with Free Wi-Fi access along with indoor hotspots across all Malta and Gozo.
  • Melita adds TeliaSonera as a tier 1 international connectivity partner providing business customers more direct internet routing in Europe
  • Melita Group completes refinancing and strengthens position for further growth
  • Melita upgrades all existing broadband customers to minimum download speed of 30 Megabits per second
  • Melita invests introduces new, advanced Billing and CRM from tier 1 provider AMDOCS positioning Melita to improve service options for customers and expanded converged service offerings

The Melita Group’s successful development is evidenced by presence of at least one of its services in 70 percent of all households in Malta and Gozo. As a quad-play communications provider (offering television, broadband, mobile and fixed telephony services), the company continues to grow and maintain its position as a leader in the growth and development of the telecommunications and media sectors in Malta.