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closed 3/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kakao, acquired JOH & Company

synopsis: Mobile messenger giant Kakao has acquired the entire stake of JOH & Co., a South Korean brand consulting firm established by Kakao’s new CEO Joh Su-yong. Kakao purchased a 45.5 percent stake of JOH from its venture capital arm Kakao Investment and also acquired the remaining stake -- which includes 34.09 percent shares held by Joh.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$2,187.39)
Kakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Based in South Korea, Daum Kakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its popular platforms: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, and more. "
target: JOH & Company
Founded in 2010, JOH & Company is a small and medium-sized company engaged in brand design marketing consulting, publishing business, restaurant business, household goods development and distribution and sales business.
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$26
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Web

Moburst, acquired Clutch Studios

synopsis: Moburst, a company that engages in mobile marketing for global customers such as Google, Samsung, HomeAdvisor, Discovery and Gett, has acquired Clutch Studios, a company that creates, produces, and distributes brand marketing content.
buyer: Moburst
Moburst engages in mobile marketing for global customers such as Google, Samsung, HomeAdvisor, Discovery and Gett. Moburst offers services that include: Mobile Strategy, App Store Optimization, Product consulting, Creative and Mobile Media buy. "
target: Clutch Studios
Clutch Studios create, produce, and distribute brand marketing content. The studio provides various creative services to technology companies, startups, and leading Israeli brands such as Colmobil, Strauss, Tidhar, 8team Group, JFrog and more.
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closed 11/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Community of Companies, acquired MKG and Pink Sparrow

synopsis: Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) has acquired award-winning national creative agency MKG and Pink Sparrow, a leading national design and fabrication shop specializing in experiential environments.
buyer: Acceleration Community of Companies
Composed of acquired marketing, media and communications agencies and complemented by an advisory service, Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) was created to guide and advise clients to move quickly and more efficiently with their branding, marketing and media decisions. "
target: MKG and Pink Sparrow
MKG is an award-winning creative agency specializing in brand experiences. Pink Sparrow is a design and fabrication shop specializing in experiential environments. They both have offices in New York City and Los Angeles.
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closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jacobs Agency, Inc. merged with Sandstorm Design,

synopsis: Jacobs Agency has merged with Sandstorm, a user experience and digital agency. Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more.
buyer: Sandstorm Design
Sandstorm is a user experience and digital agency that leverages strategic marketing, emerging technologies and usability to create high impact and compelling brand experiences. Sandstorm specializes in brand strategy, content strategy, social strategy, marketing strategy and more. "
target: Jacobs Agency, Inc.
Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more. Their clients include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Whole Foods, Smithfield, B&W, ACE Hardware, Amtrak, Gold Promise, and Peoples Gas.
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closed 10/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Falls, acquired Wyse Advertising

synopsis: Falls, a multi-faceted communications, marketing and digital agency acquired Wyse, a brand management and advertising agency that has built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
buyer: Falls
Falls is a strategic marketing, communications & digital firm. They are among the largest, fully integrated firms with a history of serving clients on a regional, national and international basis. Their vision is to help organizations serve their communities and make the world a better place. "
target: Wyse Advertising
Wyse is a full-service branding, advertising and marketing agency. They have built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Motion Agency, acquired Remedy Chicago

synopsis: Motion, a leading integrated marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, announced its acquisition of Remedy, a branding and design consultancy focused on health, wellness, and social change. Motion’s expertise is anchored in four key practice areas: strategy, creative, content and public relations.
buyer: The Motion Agency
Motion is a leading integrated marketing agency headquartered in Chicago. Motion’s expertise is anchored in four key practice areas: strategy, creative, content and public relations. "
target: Remedy Chicago
Remedy is a branding and design consultancy focused on health, wellness, and social change. They work with global leaders, technology innovators and vanguard non-profits to redefine how people think about and experience health.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gavin Advertising, acquired Holberg Design

synopsis: Gavin, a digitally focused PR and marketing agency, has acquired brand strategy and integrated design services firm Holberg Design. Holberg specializes in brand development...From creating visual branding components, to designing effective B2B and B2C advertising campaigns, to creating powerful, intuitive web experiences.
buyer: Gavin Advertising
Gavin Advertising is a digitally minded public relations and marketing agency devoted to truth in branding and driving action. They serve clients in b2b and b2c industries with expertise in CPG, education, health care and manufacturing/building supply. "
target: Holberg Design
Holberg Design is a complete marketing, advertising and design agency. Holberg specializes in brand development...From creating visual branding components, to designing effective B2B and B2C advertising campaigns, to creating powerful, intuitive web experiences.
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closed 10/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc., acquired Salt Branding

synopsis: Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW), a global collaboration of data-driven companies, has acquired Salt Branding, a full-service branding agency that helps brands be essential to their customers and succeed in the hyper-choice economy.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc.
Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) is a global collaboration of data-driven companies. Their abilities to translate human understanding and data analytics into business success has uncovered real growth levers in strategy, innovation, branding, communication, and experiences for top global brands. "
target: Salt Branding
Salt Branding is a full-service branding agency that helps brands be essential to their customers and succeed in the hyper-choice economy. Salt helps both established and emerging brands focus their messages and engage their audiences.
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closed 10/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc., acquired Karma Agency

synopsis: LRW Group, an analytics-powered marketing services company and a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital, announced the acquisition of Karma Agency, a strategic communications firm that specializes in brand management, marketing and public relations.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc.
Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) is a global collaboration of data-driven companies. Their abilities to translate human understanding and data analytics into business success has uncovered real growth levers in strategy, innovation, branding, communication, and experiences for top global brands. "
target: Karma Agency
Founded in 1999 with roots in public relations, Karma Agency is a full-service, category-diverse communications firm specializing in brand strategy and digital communications, as well as advertising, design, reputation management, issues and crisis communications, and earned and social media.
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announced 10/1/2019 via PR Newswire

Blume Media Group Inc., will acquire Agency ETA

synopsis: Blume Media Group Inc., a leader in content creation, live streaming and digital media, will acquire Agency ETA, a full service advertising and marketing agency. Agency ETA creates high-quality, award-winning campaigns that produce measurable results for their clients.
buyer: Blume Media Group Inc.
Blume is a leader in content creation, live streaming and digital media. Blume helps content creators, sports leagues, concert promoters, broadcasters, OTTs, and distributors to create, engage, transform, localize, and distribute content to audiences around the world. "
target: Agency ETA
Agency ETA is a full service advertising and marketing agency. Agency ETA creates high-quality, award-winning campaigns that produce measurable results for their clients. Agency ETA has expertise in brand development, social media, public relations, event marketing, and more.
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closed 9/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Intracto Group, acquired GUC Agency

synopsis: Intracto, a Belgium digital agency company that helps companies develop a competitive advantage in the digital world, has acquired GUC Agency, a Dutch company that creates campaigns, content, conversations and experiences.
buyer: Intracto Group
Headquartered in Belgium, Intracto is a digital agency. With creativity and strategies, driven by online marketing and technology, Intracto helps companies develop a competitive advantage in the digital world. "
target: GUC Agency
Headquartered in the Netherlands, GUC Agency creates campaigns, content, conversations and experiences. Brands may partner with GUC Agency for a fully integrated approach, but may also choose to work directly with one or more specialist labels within GUC Agency.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

EMH Partners GmbH, acquired AVANTGARDE Gesellschaft für Kommunikation

synopsis: Funds advised by EMH Partners invest in the Brand Experience market segment and acquire a majority stake in AVANTGARDE Gesellschaft für Kommunikation. Munich-based AVANTGARDE is a global provider of brand experiences providing strategic branding advice. For international customers,
buyer: EMH Partners GmbH
EMH Partners is a European entrepreneurial entrepreneur. The next generation of private equity companies bridges the gap between venture capital and buyout funds by supporting the growth of medium-sized companies with capital and digitalization expertise. "
target: AVANTGARDE Gesellschaft für Kommunikation
Munich-based AVANTGARDE is a global provider of brand experiences providing strategic branding advice. For international customers, AVANTGARDE creates innovative brand experiences that create unique moments for consumers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$88
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0.0x
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closed 9/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

OpenDNA, acquired Quality Brands International

synopsis: OpenDNA has acquired Quality Brands International Direct (QBID), an international brand representation business helping/working hand in hand with unique Australian and international brands to expand their global reach.
buyer: OpenDNA (ASX:OPN:$0.09)
The OpenDNA Group of companies provides fully integrated digital marketing and customer acquisition services focusing on driving online sales of products and services for its clients. OpenDNA provides personalized real-time, targeted marketing. "
target: Quality Brands International
Quality Brands International Direct (QBID) is an international brand representation business helping/working hand in hand with unique Australian and international brands to expand their global reach. They provide SME’s and large corporations with a one-stop shop for commercial expansion strategies.
price ($mm)
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$3
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0.0x
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closed 9/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Buffalo Agency, acquired 54 Brands

synopsis: Buffalo Groupe, LLC, a marketing platform designed through the lens of golf, has acquired 54 Brands, an industry leading marketing and communications company. 54 Brands joins Rawle Murdy and Morning Read as the third acquisition for Buffalo Groupe. The agency will now be known as 54 Brands, a Buffalo Groupe Company.
buyer: Buffalo Agency
Buffalo Groupe, LLC was formed with the vision to create the world’s first marketing platform designed through the lens of golf. Buffalo Groupe achieves this with its industry leading companies, Buffalo Agency, Rawle Murdy and 54 Brands, in addition to the Buffalo Media Network. "
target: 54 Brands
54 Brands is a marketing and communications company that develops and executes strategies that grow brands and businesses. Their experience spans multiple industries, including golf, furniture, higher education, franchising, and finance, and work for Club Car, Golf Channel, MacGregor, and more.
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closed 9/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Atlantic 57, acquired Faire Design

synopsis: The Atlantic has acquired Faire Design, a start-up strategy and design firm, and is integrating Faire’s team, work, and book of business into its creative and consulting division Atlantic 57.
buyer parent: Emerson Collective
buyer: Atlantic 57
Atlantic 57 (formerly Atlantic Media Strategies) is the consulting and creative division of The Atlantic, born out of its transformation from print outlet to multimedia pioneer. They help organizations own their biggest ideas and adapt to a modern world "
target: Faire Design
Faire Design is a strategic design firm and remain focused on evolutionary design that drives meaningful momentum. They offer services in research, design, strategy and more. They were founded in 2017.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Rauxa

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced its acquisition of Rauxa, an independent, full-service marketing agency. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Rauxa
Rauxa is the full-service agency that is rooted in data, enabled by technology, inspired to create and orchestrated to perform for Verizon, Alaska Airlines, Vans and more than 20 other brands. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
price ($mm)
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$70
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Daake, acquired Webster Design

synopsis: Daake, a national design company that helps brands transform, has acquired Webster Design, a branding firm that emphasizes what makes clients' company great and frees them from what doesn't. Webster understands that marketing is not a necessary evil, but is instead an opportunity for brand greatness.
buyer: Daake
Daake is a national design company that helps brands transform what it is, to what it could be. They find ways to bring clients' vision into focus, unite factions in one culture, and create substantive opportunities for their brands. "
target: Webster Design
Webster Design is a branding firm that emphasizes what makes clients' company great and frees them from what doesn't. Webster understands that marketing is not a necessary evil, but is instead an opportunity for brand greatness.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Famous Innovations, acquired Three Bags Full

synopsis: Famous Innovations, a marketing and advertising agency based in India, has acquired Three Bags Full, a boutique brand consultancy based in India that specializes in making brands have personalities. Launched in 2014, Three Bags Full has partnered with brands such as Doormint, Axis Bank, Sarva, Balaji Wafers, Times Group among others.
buyer: Famous Innovations
Famous Innovations is a marketing and advertising agency based in India. They have worked with clients such as Nestle, Monster.com, Forbes India, Burger King, IBM and more. "
target: Three Bags Full
Three Bags Full is a boutique brand consultancy based in India that specializes in making brands have personalities. Launched in 2014, Three Bags Full has partnered with brands such as Doormint, Axis Bank, Sarva, Balaji Wafers, Times Group among others.
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announced 8/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Fjord, will acquire INSITUM

synopsis: Accenture is to acquire INSITUM, a service design and strategic research firm focused on innovation through a human-centered approach. This will strengthen Accenture Interactive’s position as a leading Experience Agency in the region by expanding the world-class services of its design and innovation unit, Fjord, in Latin America and beyond.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Fjord
Fjord is a service design consultancy. The company creates useful, effective and desirable digital services that people love. Fjord works with innovation leaders to design breakthrough experiences that make complex systems simple and elegant. "
target: INSITUM
INSITUM is a global strategic innovation consulting firm. They design solutions for growth and transformation through a deep understanding of human behavior. INSITUM was founded in 2003 and has more than 200 designers, researchers and strategists across the globe.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Magnetize, acquired OrgStory

synopsis: Magnetize, a branding agency that specializes in brand strategies and integrated communications, has acquired OrgStory, a company that creates and revitalizes brand messages and identities for non-profit organizations.
buyer: Magnetize
Magnetize is a branding agency that specializes in brand strategies and integrated communications. Their portfolio includes work in health care, higher education, employee communications, recruiting, non-profit services, and more. "
target: OrgStory
OrgStory creates and revitalizes brand messages and identities through a highly interactive process that considers leadership and board objectives, as well as constituent insights and exceptions for non-profit organizations.
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closed 3/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kakao, acquired JOH & Company

synopsis: Mobile messenger giant Kakao has acquired the entire stake of JOH & Co., a South Korean brand consulting firm established by Kakao’s new CEO Joh Su-yong. Kakao purchased a 45.5 percent stake of JOH from its venture capital arm Kakao Investment and also acquired the remaining stake -- which includes 34.09 percent shares held by Joh.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$2,187.39)
Kakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Based in South Korea, Daum Kakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its popular platforms: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, and more. "
target: JOH & Company
Founded in 2010, JOH & Company is a small and medium-sized company engaged in brand design marketing consulting, publishing business, restaurant business, household goods development and distribution and sales business.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kakao Pay, acquired Inbyu

synopsis: KakaoPay Corp., fintech unit of Korea’s largest messaging app operator Kakao Corp., has acquired online insurance service startup Inbyu to bolster its portfolio. Short for “Insurance By You,” Inbyu is an online platform for purchasing insurance, allowing subscribers to choose insurance terms depending on coverage needs.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Pay
Kakao Pay is the financial technology division of Kakao. Kakao Pay is a platform that goes beyond cashless to effortless that is completely different from traditional finance, which is difficult and cumbersome. "
target: Inbyu
Short for “Insurance By You,” Inbyu is an online platform for purchasing insurance, allowing subscribers to choose insurance terms depending on coverage needs, instead of having to buying a standardized insurance package.
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closed 3/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kakao, acquired JOH & Company

synopsis: Mobile messenger giant Kakao has acquired the entire stake of JOH & Co., a South Korean brand consulting firm established by Kakao’s new CEO Joh Su-yong. Kakao purchased a 45.5 percent stake of JOH from its venture capital arm Kakao Investment and also acquired the remaining stake -- which includes 34.09 percent shares held by Joh.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$2,187.39)
Kakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Based in South Korea, Daum Kakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its popular platforms: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, and more. "
target: JOH & Company
Founded in 2010, JOH & Company is a small and medium-sized company engaged in brand design marketing consulting, publishing business, restaurant business, household goods development and distribution and sales business.
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announced 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kakao T, will acquire Luxi Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Kakao Mobility, a South Korean company that operates the transportation service Kakao T, will acquire Luxi Co., Ltd., a mobile ride-sharing platform in South Korea that connects drivers and passengers with similar commutes. Luxi's mission is to settle traffic and environmental problems by establishing a safe and pleasant 'carpool culture'.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao T
Kakao Mobility is a Kakao subsidiary that operates the transportation service Kakao T. Kakao T is the most popular cab-hailing mobile app in South Korea. Kakao T makes it easier for users to use and pay for taxi services in South Korea. "
target: Luxi Co., Ltd.
Luxi Co., Ltd. is a mobile ride-sharing platform in South Korea that connects drivers and passengers with similar commutes. Their mission is to settle traffic and environmental problems by establishing a safe and pleasant 'carpool culture'. Luxi has over 200,000 registered cars and 780,000 members.
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$23
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announced 1/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kakao, will acquire LOEN Entertainment

synopsis: Kakao, South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app that merged with Internet company Daum, is pinning its international expansion hopes on music after it announced plans to buy a majority stake in Loen Entertainment, the company behind Korea’s top online music service MelOn.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$2,187.39)
Kakao is South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app. Kakao is a South Korean internet company established in 2014. It was formed from a merger of Daum Communications and Kakao to Daum Kakao in 2014, and Daum Kakao changed its name to Kakao in 2015. "
target parent: Affinity Equity Partners
target: LOEN Entertainment (A016170:$284.66)
Loen Entertainment Co., formerly Seoul Records, is a South Korean record label. Loen Entertainment is a provider of Korea’s premier music download/streaming platform, MelOn.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,557 [$1,409]*
rev ($mm)
$304
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$70
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closed 8/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Webzen Inc., acquired OnNet

synopsis: Webzen, a South Korean developer and publisher of video games, has bought a 86.21% stake in OnNet, a company that develops and publishes Internet-based entertainment products in South Korea and internationally.
buyer: Webzen Inc. (A069080:$64.37)
Webzen, Inc. is a South Korean developer and publisher of video games. The company, together with its subsidiaries, also engages in software licensing and related services all over the world. "
target parent: Daum Kakao
target: OnNet
OnNet Co., Ltd. develops and publishes Internet-based entertainment products in South Korea and internationally. Its products include Shot Online and Project TGO, online golf games; and more. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea.
price ($mm)[EV]
$6.78 [$0.56]*
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$16
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$2
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announced 5/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Daum Kakao, will acquire Path, Inc.

synopsis: Daum Kakao Corp., a leading mobile lifestyle platform provider, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Path. The acquisition will take form in Daum Kakao carrying out an asset acquisition of Path the social network and Path Talk the messaging app. Path is a quality, private social network available for Android and other smartphones.
buyer: Daum Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$2,187.39)
Daumkakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Daumkakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its portfolio of popular assets: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, Daum Mail and more. "
target: Path, Inc.
Path is a quality, private social network available for Android and other smartphones. Users can also share music, movies, check-ins, trips, workouts, photos, and more. Users can share their path moments on other social media platforms.
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announced 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Daum Kakao, will acquire Loc&All

synopsis: Daum Kakao said that it has decided to acquire Loc&All, a startup known for its major hit navigation app Kimgisa, which means "Driver Kim" in Korean. The app has more than 8 million subscribers, and is one of nation's two biggest mobile navigation services along with SK Telecom's T-Map.
buyer: Daum Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$2,187.39)
Daumkakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Daumkakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its portfolio of popular assets: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, Daum Mail and more. "
target: Loc&All
Loc&All is a startup known for its major hit navigation app Kimgisa, which means "Driver Kim" in Korean. Kimgisa is a location-based app for iOS and Android that acts as a sort of touch-screen sat-nav device.
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$57
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closed 1/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Kakao, acquired Kids Note Inc.

synopsis: Daum Kakao Corp. has purchased Kids Note Inc., a local childcare solutions provider, in line with its efforts to expand its "online to offline" business portfolio. Kids Note allows institutions to provide parents with information regarding to their children, including meal plans and other important announcements.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$2,187.39)
Kakao is a South Korea based company that is recognized for KakaoTalk, one of the most popular mobile chat apps in Asia. It has built an ecosystem of apps around KakaoTalk, giving users the ability to access a variety of services with one Kakao account. "
target: Kids Note Inc.
Kids Note Inc. is a local childcare solutions provider. It allows institutions to provide parents with information regarding to their children, including meal plans and other important announcements.
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closed 10/1/2014 via Company Press Release

Kakao, merged with Daum Communications

synopsis: Kakao Corp and Daum announced that they have merged through an equity swap. Kakao is the maker of KakaoTalk, South Korea’s top messaging service, while Daum is one of the country’s largest Internet portals. The company provides on-line advertising and transaction services.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$2,187.39)
Kakao is a South Korea based company that is recognized for KakaoTalk, one of the most popular mobile chat apps in Asia. It has built an ecosystem of apps around KakaoTalk, giving users the ability to access a variety of services with one Kakao account. "
target: Daum Communications (KOSDAQ:A03:$517.98)
Daum Communications Corp., an Internet media company, provides communications, online shopping, entertainment, and financial services. It operates in four divisions: Internet Media, E-commerce, Finance, and Entertainment.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

MediaLab, acquired Kik Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: Kik Messenger, an app developed by Kik Interactive, has officially been acquired by US-based holding company MediaLab. Kik Messenger is an instant messaging application for phones. Kik Messenger helps users to connect with friends via real-time messaging.
buyer: MediaLab
MediaLab is a Santa Monica-based holding company that was founded in 2018. It holds a number of internet brands including the Whisper, an online platform where people share thoughts and feelings anonymously, and DatPiff, a launchpad for hip hop artists. "
target: Kik Interactive, Inc.
Kik Interactive, Inc. develops Kik Messenger, an instant messaging application for phones. Kik Messenger helps users to connect with friends via real-time messaging. Kik Messenger lets users stay in touch with all of their friends, no matter what device is being used.
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closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired Fluenty Inc.

synopsis: Samsung Electronics has acquired South Korean startup Fluenty, which specialises in conversational artificial intelligence (AI). Fluenty, which was founded by former search giant Naver and Daum developers, has an app that suggests the best text reply based on AI technology.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: Fluenty Inc.
Fluenty is app that suggests the best text reply based on AI technology. It was launched in the US in 2015 and South Korea in 2016. The service supports chat apps such as KakaoTalk, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and Line.
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announced 9/22/2017 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Archynet s.r.l.

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group ASA, one of Europe’s leading and fastest growing providers of B2C mobile messaging and mobile services, has entered into a term sheet regarding the acquisition of Italian mobile messaging and marketing company Archynet s.r.l. (Totalconnect).
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$163.74)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
target: Archynet s.r.l.
Archynet s.r.l. (Totalconnect) is an Italian mobile messaging company. Totalconnect was established in 1998, and is located in Turin in Italy. Totalconnect has a strong position in the Italian market with direct interconnect with the Italian mobile operators.
price ($mm)
$2.97
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
5.5x
closed 3/24/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Mara Social Media, acquired Nimbuzz

synopsis: Mara Social Media, an African multi-channel platform of online and mobile tech innovations that are designed to connect people across emerging markets, announced that it has acquired global platform Nimbuzz. Nimbuzz is a cross-platform mobile calling and messaging app. The app can be installed on computers, mobile phones, smartphones, and tablets.
buyer parent: Mara Group
buyer: Mara Social Media
Mara Social Media is an African multi-channel platform of online and mobile tech innovations that are designed to connect people across emerging markets. "
target: Nimbuzz
Nimbuzz, initially released in May 2008 is a powerful cross-platform mobile calling and messaging app. The app can be installed on computers, mobile phones, smartphones, and tablets. Nimbuzz offers its users the ability to make voice and video calls, enable chat and file sharing worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/28/2016 via New York Times

CNN Worldwide, will acquire Beme

synopsis: CNN has agreed to acquire the technology and talent behind Beme, the social media app built and started by YouTuber Vlogger Casey Neistat and Matt Hackett, a former vice president of engineering at Tumblr. Beme’s 12 employees will join CNN as part of the deal, the terms of which were not publicly disclosed.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: CNN Worldwide
CNN Worldwide is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; mobile applications and websites around the world; and more. "
target: Beme
Beme was intended to be a social sharing application that Co-Founder and Youtube Vlogger, Casey Neistat, described as “more authentic,” a way of putting four-second bursts of video out into the social sphere without giving users the ability to edit or tweak the content.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/8/2016 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, purchased Mobile Messaging Business from Globalmouth AB

synopsis: LINK Mobility, the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market, has acquired Globalmouth AB’s mobile messaging business, Globalmouth Marketing AB. This further strengthens its position as the leading provider of B2C mobile messaging and mobile solutions in the Scandinavian and Baltic markets.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$163.74)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
seller: Globalmouth AB
Globalmouth Marketing AB is Globalmouth AB's mobile messaging business. Globalmouth is a mobile specialist that helps companies and organizations to enhance their business with mobile solutions, such as responsive- or mobile websites and web or native apps.
price ($mm)
$0.30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/16/2016 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Wand Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired messaging app developer Wand Labs. This acquisition accelerates Microsofts vision and strategy for Conversation as a Platform.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Wand Labs, Inc.
Wand Labs looks to tear down app walls, integrate services in chat and make them work together so their clients can do more with less taps. Access news and social media and make plans all within Wand.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/12/2016 via BusinessWire

mBlox Inc. merged with CLX Communications,

synopsis: CLX Communications announced that it has acquired Mblox Inc. Mblox is one of the largest application-to-person (A2P) mobile messaging providers globally processing more than 7 billion messages in 2015.
buyer: CLX Communications (OM:CLX:$369.54)
CLX Communications is a leading provider of cloud-based communications services and solutions to enterprises and mobile operators. Mobile communications services from CLX make it possible for enterprises to communicate globally with people and connected devices. "
target: mBlox Inc.
Mblox is the largest independent application-to-person (A2P) mobile messaging provider in the world, trusted by more companies to carry their mission-critical traffic than any other service.
price ($mm)
$117
rev ($mm)
$140
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
17.0x
announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Lycos Internet Limited, will acquire MySMS

synopsis: Lycos, the global Internet brand, announced its intent to acquire an Austrian company, TriTelA Gmbh, which owns the asset – mysms™ messenger, a messenger that synchronizes SMSes and instant messages between a wide range of mobile, web and desktop platforms.
buyer: Lycos Internet Limited (BSE:532368:$325.42)
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide. "
target: MySMS
MySMS is a messenger that synchronizes SMSes and instant messages between a wide range of mobile, web and desktop platforms – all through a single cloud-based account. It already has three million users and synchronizes several hundred millions of messages.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Spotify Ltd, acquired Cord Project Inc.

synopsis: Cord Project will be joining Spotify, a music platform. Cord Project designs and builds products exploring audio on today's and tomorrow's connected devices. Their flagship product, Cord, is an incredibly simple, one tap voice messaging platform built for phones, tablets, and watches on iOS and Android.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$6,661.14)
Spotify brings the right music for every moment – on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. Create and listen to playlists for free or subscribe to Premium for on-demand access at the highest audio quality – with zero ads. "
target: Cord Project Inc.
Cord Project is a small team of designers and engineers exploring audio communication on today's and tomorrow's connected devices. Cord lets users send short voice messages to one person, a small group, or the world. It’s a simple, fast and fun way to talk on the phone again.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lyft, acquired Leo

synopsis: Lyft, a peer-to-peer transportation platform that connects passengers who need rides with drivers willing to provide rides using their own personal vehicles, has acquired the team behind Leo, a disappearing messaging app for one-on-one or group conversations.
buyer: Lyft
Lyft is a peer-to-peer transportation platform that connects passengers who need rides with drivers willing to provide rides using their own personal vehicles. Lyft was started with the mission of building a p2p transportation solution that makes cities safer, more affordable and better connected. "
target: Leo
Leo is the fastest and easiest way to share moments of life with family and friends. Connect with people through short-lived photos, videos and texts, captured in the moment. Messages disappear a few seconds after viewing them.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/22/2015 via BusinessWire

SignalShare LLC, acquired Chorus.im

synopsis: SignalShare has acquired Mountain View-based Incubite Inc., developer of the cross-platform messaging app, Chorus.im. The acquisition, which provides SignalShare with the engineering talent and HTML-based messaging IP to advance its Live-Fi nGage product suite, will help to accelerate browser-based fan engagement at live events.
buyer parent: SignalPoint Communications, Inc.
buyer: SignalShare LLC
SignalShare specializes in mobile engagement for mass audiences. The company optimizes wireless networks and empowers data-driven digital marketing initiatives to help organizers of large-scale live events connect with fans and guests in entirely new ways. "
target: Chorus.im
Chorus.im, developed by Incubite, Inc., is the only personal messenger application that allows users to start browser-based text chats with ANY person or group. This is unlike other messaging apps which only let users text other existing members.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

New Call Telecom Ltd, acquired Nimbuzz

synopsis: New Call Telecom, a UK-based Internet service provider, has acquired a 70% stake in India-headquartered Nimbuzz, a free call and messaging app for the connected generation. Nimbuzz combines the powers of the Internet and mobile communications into one, and lets users make calls, send messages and share files, on any mobile device, for free.
buyer: New Call Telecom Ltd
New Call Telecom is a young, dynamic telecommunications provider. They create affordable connectivity for all by providing straightforward, great value fixed-lines, broadband and phone calls to their customers through their five brilliant brands. "
target: Nimbuzz
Nimbuzz is a free call and messaging app for the connected generation. Nimbuzz combines the powers of the Internet and mobile communications into one, and lets users make calls, send messages and share files, on any mobile device, for free.
price ($mm)
$175*
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired MessageMe

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired mobile messaging application MessageMe, a Whatsapp-like service with $11.9 million in reported outside funding. Co-founders Arjun Sethi and Justin Rosenthal had extensive experience in social gaming prior to founding MessageMe.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: MessageMe
MessageMe is a mobile messenger application enabling users to personalize their messages and connect with others.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2014 via Company Press Release

HootSuite Media, Inc., acquired Zeetl Inc.

synopsis: Hootsuite, the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform, has acquired Zeetl, a social telephony and messaging platform that allows its users to call and message their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc friends for free without a need to know or dial phone numbers.
buyer: HootSuite Media, Inc.
HootSuite Media is a social media management system for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Users can launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audience, and distribute targeted messages. "
target: Zeetl Inc.
Zeetl is a social telephony and messaging platform that allows its users to call and message their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc friends for free without a need to know or dial phone numbers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/19/2014 via Market Wire

Kirusa, acquired Saya Mobile

synopsis: Kirusa, the leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps in emerging markets, announced that it has acquired Saya Mobile, a Ghana based provider of instant messaging apps geared specifically for African consumers.
buyer: Kirusa
Kirusa is the leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps that enable mobile subscribers to "Have a Voice!" and share their stories with their family and friends across the globe. Kirusa's solutions include the hugely successful InstaVoice service, used monthly by over 80 million users. "
target: Saya Mobile
Saya is a mobile messaging company with services that cater to high-growth mobile markets worldwide. Its application has brought cheap mobile messaging to people who do not have smartphones in emerging economies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Emu

synopsis: Google has acquired Emu, a text-messaging app with a built-in virtual assistant created by a veteran of Apple’s Siri team. Emu was founded in 2012 by Gummi Hafsteinsson, formerly vice president of product for Apple’s Siri and a senior product manager at Google, and Dave Feldman, a veteran of AOL, Yahoo and TechCrunch.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Emu
Emu is a text-messaging app with a built-in virtual assistant created by a veteran of Apple’s Siri team. Emu uses artificial intelligence to understand messages, then adds relevant information to help users schedule a lunch, reserve a table, buy movie tickets, or share their location in real time.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2014 via BusinessWire

mBlox Inc., acquired CardBoardFish

synopsis: Mblox, the largest, independent application-to-person SMS provider in the world, has acquired CardBoardFish, a company that has developed a state-of-the-art, highly automated A2P messaging platform that offers industry-leading security, reliability and service levels.
buyer: mBlox Inc.
Mblox is the largest independent application-to-person (A2P) mobile messaging provider in the world, trusted by more companies to carry their mission-critical traffic than any other service. "
target: CardBoardFish
CardBoardFish has developed a state-of-the-art, highly automated A2P messaging platform that offers industry-leading security, reliability and service levels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Path, Inc., acquired TalkTo, Inc.

synopsis: Path announced their acquisition of TalkTo a text messaging app for iPhone and Android. The app allows users to text millions of local business for free. Users can obtain pricing, availability, reservations, takeout, and appointments easily through text.
buyer: Path, Inc.
Path is a quality, private social network available for Android and other smartphones. Users can also share music, movies, check-ins, trips, workouts, photos, and more. Users can share their path moments on other social media platforms. "
target: TalkTo, Inc.
TalkTo is a text messaging app for iPhone and Android. The app allows users to text millions of local business for free. Users can obtain pricing, availability, reservations, takeout, and appointments easily through text.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/14/2014 via Reuters

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Meh Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo Inc has purchased Blink (Meh Labs, Inc), a mobile messaging startup that lets users send messages that self-destruct and control who sees their messages and for how long. Blink helps users send text messages, audio, sketches, video and photos.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Meh Labs, Inc.
Meh Labs, Inc. develops mobile applications software. The company offers Kismet and Blink social networking applications. The company was founded in 2011 and based in Palo Alto, California.
price ($mm)
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Ticker: AHODF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Koninklijke Ahold N.V.
Koninklijke Ahold N.V.
Ahold is an international retailing group based in the Netherlands, with powerful consumer brands in Europe and the United States. The foundation of their company is selling great food – this is what they are known for and is their core business.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$70,766.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,616.25
EBIT ($mm)
$2,856.98
Net Income ($mm)
$2,020.74
Employees
247500
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Ticker: ENXTPA:CO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Groupe Casino
Groupe Casino
A well-established player in the French retail industry since 1898, Groupe Casino is a leader in the global food retail market. Groupe Casino has more than 12,000 stores worldwide in France, Latin America and in the Indian Ocean region.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$42,731.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,132.28
EBIT ($mm)
$1,485.81
Net Income ($mm)
$175.68
Employees
214779
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Ticker: DB:B4B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Metro AG
Metro AG offers private and commercial customers a broad array of services in cash & carry and in retail. All sales brands of Metro AG take leading market positions in their respective segment and demonstrate their competence in trade and retail on a daily basis.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$42,588.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,397.61
EBIT ($mm)
$654.77
Net Income ($mm)
$374.32
Employees
135890
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Ticker: MRW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC
WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC
WM Morrison is the UK’s fourth largest food retailer with 451 stores. Their business is mainly food and grocery. Uniquely they source and process most of the fresh food that they sell though their own manufacturing facilities, giving them close control over provenance and quality.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$25,364.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,883.98
EBIT ($mm)
$1,402.21
Net Income ($mm)
$972.77
Employees
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Ticker: PCAR4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grupo Pão de Açúcar
Grupo Pão de Açúcar
Grupo Pao de Acucar (GPA) is a Brazil-based company which is engaged in the retailing of food, clothing, home appliances and other products. The Company distributes its products through the chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets and specialized and department stores.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$12,662.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$651.09
EBIT ($mm)
$460.89
Net Income ($mm)
$283.75
Employees
100000
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Ticker: TSX:MRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Metro Inc.
Metro Inc.
Founded in 1947, Metro Inc. is a major Canadian food distribution company. Metro Inc. operates a network of almost 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$10,116.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$735.71
EBIT ($mm)
$590.42
Net Income ($mm)
$455.22
Employees
37873
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Ticker: TSE:3182
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oisix ra daichi
Oisix ra daichi
Based in Japan, Oisix ra daichi Inc. was established to meet customers' demands for easy access to delicious and healthy food. They deliver food products that are carefully selected in terms of safety, nutritional value, price, and taste to support their customers' daily diets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$528.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.72
EBIT ($mm)
$22.13
Net Income ($mm)
$21.86
Employees
680
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Ticker: TSE:3172
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tea Life Co., Ltd.
Tea Life Co., Ltd.
Tea Life Co., Ltd. is a mail-order company that sells healthy tea, food, supplements, and cosmetics. They base their items on a 'forever healthy' motto. Tea Life was founded on 1983 and is headquartered in Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$66.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.26
EBIT ($mm)
$3.57
Net Income ($mm)
$3.67
Employees
150
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Ticker: KR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kroger
Kroger
Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 375,000 associates who serve customers in 2,642 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$124,102.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,939.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,431.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,705.00
Employees
449000
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Ticker: TSX:L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loblaw Companies Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada’s food and pharmacy leader, the nation’s largest retailer, and the majority unit holder of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$35,452.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,454.18
EBIT ($mm)
$1,415.07
Net Income ($mm)
$507.98
Employees
192000
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Ticker: NYSE:MCD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
McDonald's Corporation
McDonald's Corporation
McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with over 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. More than 90% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20,829.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$10,275.30
EBIT ($mm)
$8,730.30
Net Income ($mm)
$5,897.90
Employees
210000
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Ticker: JSE:SHP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shoprite
Shoprite
The Shoprite Group of Companies is Africa's largest food retailer. It operates 2653 outlets in 15 countries across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. The company's headquarters are in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$10,446.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$746.40
EBIT ($mm)
$586.63
Net Income ($mm)
$382.38
Employees
132942
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Ticker: YUMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yum China
Yum China is China’s leading restaurant company with a vision of making every life taste beautiful. From a single restaurant in 1987, the company now operates over 7,500 restaurants in 1,100 cities and towns spanning every province and autonomous region across mainland China.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$6,752.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,064.00
EBIT ($mm)
$662.00
Net Income ($mm)
$502.00
Employees
420000
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Ticker: NYSE:YUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yum! Brands, Inc
Yum! Brands, Inc
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 45,000 restaurants in more than 140 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$5,707.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,854.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,693.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,644.00
Employees
60000
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Ticker: OM:AXFO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axfood AB
Axfood AB conducts food retail and wholesale business in Sweden. Retail business is conducted through the wholly owned store chains Willys and Hemköp, comprising 263 stores in all.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$4,984.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$294.98
EBIT ($mm)
$215.40
Net Income ($mm)
$167.61
Employees
9065
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Ticker: KOSE:A035720
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kakao
Kakao
Kakao is South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app. Kakao is a South Korean internet company established in 2014. It was formed from a merger of Daum Communications and Kakao to Daum Kakao in 2014, and Daum Kakao changed its name to Kakao in 2015.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,187.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.77
EBIT ($mm)
$73.81
Net Income ($mm)
$52.42
Employees
5640
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$46,983.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$16,822.78
EBIT ($mm)
$12,097.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11,960.20
Employees
54623
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Ticker: OTCPK:CHIC.F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChitrChatr Communications Inc.
ChitrChatr Communications Inc.
ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (CHICF) is a Comprehensive Communications Platform in multiple languages for worldwide distribution. Users can make and receive Voice Calls, send and receive Text, Fax, Instant Messages, Emails and integrates with all online Social Networks.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:942
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nepro Japan Co. Ltd.
Nepro Japan Co. Ltd.
NEPRO Japan Co., Ltd is a mobile sales group, that offers all kinds of mobile solutions, including payment processing, mobile games, and more.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$131.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.41
Net Income ($mm)
$22.49
Employees
309
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Ticker: OTCBB:SITO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Single Touch Interactive, Inc.
Single Touch Systems, Inc. is a technology based mobile solutions provider serving businesses, advertisers and brands. Single Touch's multi-channel messaging gateway enables marketers to reach consumers on all types of connected devices.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: TWTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twitter, Inc.
Twitter, Inc.
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,360.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$772.70
EBIT ($mm)
$424.70
Net Income ($mm)
$1,602.19
Employees
3920
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Ticker: MOTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Motricity, Inc.
Motricity, Inc.
Motricity is a mobile data solutions provider exclusively focused on the rapidly growing mobile Internet market. It serves some of the world's largest mobile operators and enterprises, simplifying the mobile Internet and creating high value and highly relevant mobile experiences for consumers.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$121.65
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
297
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Ticker: ASX:WGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wangle Technologies Limited
Wangle Technologies Limited
Wangle Technologies is an Australian company that develops network optimising technologies. Their Wangle Mobile VPN app is Australia's best mobile VPN for secure, private browsing. Their Family Insights app allows parents to analyse their children’s online activity and detect emerging threats.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: TSXV:PKK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peak Positioning Technologies Inc.
Peak Positioning Technologies Inc.
Peak Positioning Technologies Inc., is a Canadian software developer for mobile smart devices, and application provider to mobile network operators (MNO) worldwide. In association with its partner, LongKey-Hong Kong Ltd, the company has developed the AiNi(TM) Mobile Cloud platform.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.61
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:CROS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kape Technologies plc
Kape Technologies plc
Kape is a cybersecurity company focused on helping consumers around the world to have better experience and protection in their digital life. Kape offers products which provide online security, privacy and an optimal online experience.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$64.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.16
EBIT ($mm)
$0.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
128
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Ticker: AIM:AMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amino Technologies plc
Amino Technologies plc
Amino Communications is a world leading IPTV (Internet Protocol television) and hybrid/OTT (over-the-top content) innovator – bringing new entertainment products and solutions to a global market. Amino’s award-winning solutions are deployed by major network operators and service providers worldwide.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$82.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.42
EBIT ($mm)
$7.94
Net Income ($mm)
$10.42
Employees
179
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