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