Cision and Meltwater, the two largest PR software companies, are planning a merger, and the DoJ has explored whether it would hurt competition

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PR software giants Cision and Meltwater are planning to merge and the Justice Department’s antitrust division has probed the potential tie-up, asking how the deal might affect competition and pricing in PR software, sources said.
Three people said the Justice Department contacted them in early summer, asking about the PR software industry, how a potential merger of Cision and Meltwater would affect their competitors, and if they believed it would raise prices for their customers.
Cision declined to comment. Spokespeople for Meltwater and the Department of Justice did not respond to requests for comment.
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PR measurement giants Cision and Meltwater are planning to merge, and the Justice Department’s antitrust division has probed the potential tie-up of the two biggest PR software companies, asking how the deal might affect competition and pricing in PR software, multiple sources said.Three people said the Justice Department contacted them in early summer, asking about the PR software industry, how a potential merger of Cision and Meltwater would affect their competitors, and if they believed it would raise prices for their customers.Cision declined to comment. Meltwater and the Justice Department didn’t respond to requests for comment by …

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