Like JOH & Company

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:$2,432.03)
Kakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Based in South Korea, Daum Kakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its popular platforms: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, and more. "
target: JOH & Company
Founded in 2010, JOH & Company is a small and medium-sized company engaged in brand design marketing consulting, publishing business, restaurant business, household goods development and distribution and sales business.
price ($mm)
$26
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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Together Agency

synopsis: MMR Group, global leaders in consumer and sensory research, have acquired Together, an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design.
buyer: MMR Research Worldwide
MMR Research Worldwide works with the food & drink, household, and personal care categories to help brands reach their potential. They have a sensory approach to branding and strive to uncover the deeper meaning consumers attach to company's brand, pack, and product. "
target: Together Agency
Together is an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design. They also offer expertise in web development, UX/UI design, art direction, copywriting and social strategy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/18/2020 via Reuters

iSYNERGY, will acquire Ocean Nexus Sdn Bhd

synopsis: iSYNERGY, a leading affiliate marketing network and solutions provider based in Australia, will acquire Ocean Nexus, a full-service digital firm in Malaysia. Ocean Nexus provides custom software solutions and digital marketing services to help their clients grow and expand their business. Their services include web development, branding, and more.
buyer: iSYNERGY (ASX:IS3:$5.20)
iSYNERGY is a leading affiliate marketing network and solutions provider based in Australia. iSYNERGY connects advertisers with affiliates via its affiliate marketing platform, to deliver performance-based affiliate marketing solutions that enhance product/brand awareness and drive business leads. "
target: Ocean Nexus Sdn Bhd
Ocean Nexus is a full-service digital firm in Malaysia. Ocean Nexus provides custom software solutions and digital marketing services to help their clients grow and expand their business. Their services include web development, app development, design and branding, and digital marketing.
price ($mm)
$0.15
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Plankton Agency merged with Virtual Marketers,

synopsis: Plankton Agency has merged with Virtual Marketers, an on demand digital marketing agency in New Zealand. Plankton Agency is a full-service marketing agency in New Zealand that specialises in branding, design, web, SEO, video content, and social media.
buyer: Virtual Marketers
Virtual Marketers is an on demand digital marketing agency in New Zealand. Virtual Marketers provides stress-free and affordable marketing services. Their marketing services include digital advertising, content development, social media, PR, brand and design, email, and more. "
target: Plankton Agency
Plankton Agency is a full-service marketing agency in New Zealand. Plankton specialises in branding, design, web, SEO, video content, and social media. Plankton works with their clients on every step of the marketing process to help them plan, deploy and then measure their success.
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closed 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enigma Communication, acquired Born & Raised

synopsis: Enigma Communication, one of Australia’s largest independent agencies, has acquired Born & Raised, an Australian brand and design agency. Born & Raised creates and celebrates brands, extracting their potential to make them matter more to their audiences. The agency offers services for brand identity, content production, experiential, and more.
buyer: Enigma Communication
Enigma Communication is a full service creative and media agency in Australia. Enigma provides creative ideas that help put their client's business ahead of the crowd. Their four areas of specialty include advertising, media, public relations, and branding. "
target: Born & Raised
Born & Raised is an Australian brand and design agency. Born & Raised creates and celebrates brands, extracting their potential to make them matter more to their audiences. The agency offers services for brand identity, brand architecture, content planning and production, experiential, and more.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Ruby6 merged with Cole Lawson Communications Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Ruby6, a Brisbane based marketing, branding, design, and digital agency, has merged with Cole Lawson, an Australian public relations consultancy specialising in communication strategy, media relations and training, and reputation and crisis management, creating one of Brisbane’s largest, mid-sized integrated agencies.
buyer: Cole Lawson Communications Pty Ltd
Cole Lawson is a Brisbane based public relations consultancy specialising in communication strategy, media relations and training, and reputation and crisis management. The agency works with clients across various sectors, including energy, aviation, construction, healthcare, financial, and more. "
target: Ruby6
Ruby6 is a Brisbane based marketing, branding, design, and digital agency. The group's full service, integrated marketing, and creative team offer brand management, print advertising, point of sale displays, digital services, social media strategy, public relations, content creation, and more.
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closed 3/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Matter Communications, Inc., acquired Calypso

synopsis: Matter Communications, a Brand Elevation Agency specializing in public relations, social media, creative services, and digital marketing, has acquired Calypso, a Marketing and Branding Agency. Calypso has a 20-year history of serving worldwide clients in several high-profile industries, including the energy, finance, and healthcare sectors.
buyer: Matter Communications, Inc.
Matter is a Brand Elevation Agency, unifying public relations, social media, creative services, and digital marketing to create communications campaigns that inspire action and build value. Matter works with companies across healthcare, high-technology, consumer-technology, and consumer markets. "
target: Calypso
Calypso is a strategic brand identity agency that crafts marketing strategies to position brands for growth. Calypso partners with its clients to build strong brands, create awareness, generate leads, and establish long-lasting relationships.
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closed 2/26/2020 via GlobeNewswire

inVNT, LLC, acquired Folk Hero

synopsis: INVNT, the global live brand storytelling agency, has acquired Folk Hero, a brand strategy firm that works with leading global companies, from fashion and lifestyle groups to organizations in the banking and financial services sector. The acquisition of Folk Hero adds to INVNT's overarching vision to be the best brand storytellers in the world.
buyer: inVNT, LLC
inVNT is the global live brand storytelling agency. The company collaborates with brands and organizations to share stories, launch products, build brand allegiance, strengthen relations, create demand, and align organizations with target audiences worldwide. "
target: Folk Hero
Folk Hero is a modern brand strategy firm that works with leading global companies. Located at the intersection of art, fashion and culture, Folk Hero specializes in all aspects of brand strategy, including narrative development, architecture, identity, and tone-of-voice.
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closed 2/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Bounteous, acquired The Archer Group

synopsis: Bounteous, a leading insights-driven digital experience agency, announced it has acquired The Archer Group, a leader in digital strategy, experience design, usability research, technology, and media.
buyer: Bounteous
Bounteous is a digital marketing company that built their business on pillars of integrity, discipline, and excellence. Everything they do is designed to optimize that their flow of data, insights, and interactions so that they create digital solutions that drive growth for their clients. "
target: The Archer Group
The Archer Group is one of the largest independent digital and brand agencies in the Philadelphia area. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Archer stands apart in its ability to engineer meaningful experiences that inspire action for a diverse roster of Fortune 500 clients.
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closed 1/24/2020 via Company Press Release

Graphic Village, LLC, acquired Intrinzic Inc.

synopsis: Graphic Village, a Greater Cincinnati print marketing solutions company, has acquired Intrinzic, Inc., an integrated marketing communications and strategic brand development agency. Intrinzic provides brand design, social media, advertising, public relations, content creation, and video production and filming services.
buyer parent: Revitalize Capital
buyer: Graphic Village, LLC
Graphic Village offers the broadest array of print, marketing, and fulfillment capabilities in the Greater Cincinnati region—under one roof. Graphic Village is a multichannel marketing solutions provider and full-service partner for strategy, creative, print management, and execution. "
target: Intrinzic Inc.
Intrinzic is an integrated marketing communications and strategic brand development agency located in Greater Cincinnati. The company provides various services, including brand design, social media, advertising, public relations, content creation, and video production and filming.
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announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Step Change will be merged with The Zoo Republic,

synopsis: Step Change will merge with The Zoo Republic, an independent marketing agency in Australia. Step Change is a strategy-driven digital and creative agency in Australia. Step Change helps challenger businesses to grow and outsmart their competitors. They offer services for brand, marketing, strategy, creative, digital, UX, content, and more.
buyer: The Zoo Republic
The Zoo Republic is an independent marketing agency in Australia. The Zoo Republic connects people with brands and creates experiences that make a measurable difference. They deliver below the line marketing, shopper marketing, digital and experiential services. "
target: Step Change
Step Change is a strategy-driven digital and creative agency in Australia. Step Change helps challenger businesses to grow and outsmart their competitors. They offer services for brand, marketing, strategy, creative, digital, UX, content, and more.
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closed 1/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Ticker Tocker, acquired Eff Creative Group

synopsis: Ticker Tocker, LLC. an award winning social trading platform announced a strategic merger with Eff Creative Group, LLC, a globally renowned agency with vertically integrated services that include design, software development, and marketing. Eff focuses on helping clients bring consumer and digital products to market.
buyer: Ticker Tocker
Ticker Tocker is a social marketplace of verified trading leaders, with real-time trade ideas, automated strategies, predictive analytics, live broadcast channels and more. Ticker Tocker supports institutional and novice traders to quickly find, test, learn, share and execute trades in stocks. "
target: Eff Creative Group
Eff Creative Group, LLC is an award-winning company headquartered in Times Square, New York. A team of experienced creative innovators, Eff strategically designs, develops, and markets groundbreaking digital and consumer products launching campaigns for businesses with bespoke market solutions.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mort Crim Communications Inc., acquired Mort Crim Communications Inc.

synopsis: Detroit’s Mort Crim Communications Inc., an integrated marketing firm, has been sold to the company’s executive team. The new principals are Christopher Heaton, Richard Donley, Todd Haight and Jennette Smith Kotila. MCCI specializes in Public & Media Relations, Social Media, Video, Web & Digital, Marketing & Advertising.
buyer: Mort Crim Communications Inc.
The executive team acquiring Mort Crim Communications Inc. includes principals Christopher Heaton, Richard Donley, Todd Haight and Jennette Smith Kotila. "
target: Mort Crim Communications Inc.
Founded in 1993 as Mort Crim Communications, Inc., (MCCI). MCCI is an award-winning integrated marketing agency that specializes in Public & Media Relations, Social Media, Video, Web & Digital, Marketing & Advertising.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

GMLV, acquired The Byne Group, Inc.

synopsis: GMLV, a Newark, NJ/NY area based integrated marketing communications agency, announced that it has merged with The Byne Group, an award-winning strategic branding and integrated marketing agency. TBG has helped clients grow their brand through creative guidance, design, collaboration, and strategic thinking for over twenty years.
buyer: GMLV
GMLV is a full-service integrated marketing and communications company serving national and regional clients with award-winning work in brand-identity, creative and marketing services, media planning and buying, digital and public relations. "
target: The Byne Group, Inc.
The Byne Group (TBG) is an award-winning strategic branding and integrated marketing agency. TBG has helped clients grow their brand through creative guidance, design, collaboration, and strategic thinking for over twenty years.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jazan Energy and Development Co, acquired Mango Jazan Company

synopsis: Jazan Energy and Development Company (Jazadco), one of the largest fishery and agricultural companies in Saudi Arabia, has acquired a 65% stake in Mango Jazan Company, an online retailer of mangoes in Saudi Arabia. Mango Jazan specializes in selling and delivering high quality mangoes from farms in the Jazan region.
buyer: Jazan Energy and Development Co (SASE:6090:$20.31)
Jazan Energy and Development Company (Jazadco) is one of the largest fishery and agricultural companies in Saudi Arabia. Jazadco develops poultry and fruit farms around Jazan. The company also processes fish and shrimp from the Red Sea. "
target: Mango Jazan Company
Mango Jazan is an online retailer of mangoes in Saudi Arabia. Mango Jazan specializes in selling and delivering high quality mangoes from farms in the Jazan region. The company seeks to deliver mangoes all over the world and encourage farmers to increase their production and standards.
price ($mm)
$0.56*
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closed 12/11/2019 via PR Web

Sawaya Consulting, acquired Emerson Stone

synopsis: Sawaya Consulting, an Utah-based design and technology firm, has acquied Emerson Stone, a product-focused design agency in Boulder, Colorado. Through strong partnerships with their clients, Emerson Stone create beautiful brands and lasting digital applications used by millions of people around the world.
buyer: Sawaya Consulting
Sawaya Consulting focuses on the concept of information management through design and technology with an expertise in UI/UX, Web Design, and Web Development. They help deliver messages, products, or services with efficient, elegant solutions. "
target: Emerson Stone
Emerson Stone is a product-focused design agency in Boulder, Colorado. Through strong partnerships with their clients, they create beautiful brands and lasting digital applications used by millions of people around the world.
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closed 12/11/2019 via PR Web

Sawaya Consulting, acquired Coast To Coast Studio

synopsis: Sawaya Consulting, a Utah-based design and technology firm, has acquired Coast To Coast Studio, a full-service graphic design studio based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Coast To Coast Studio provides a curated creative experience that positions businesses to reach their utmost potential.
buyer: Sawaya Consulting
Sawaya Consulting focuses on the concept of information management through design and technology with an expertise in UI/UX, Web Design, and Web Development. They help deliver messages, products, or services with efficient, elegant solutions. "
target: Coast To Coast Studio
Coast To Coast Studio is a full-service graphic design studio based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Coast To Coast Studio provides a curated creative experience that positions businesses to reach their utmost potential.
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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 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:$2,432.03)
Kakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Based in South Korea, Daum Kakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its popular platforms: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, and more. "
target: JOH & Company
Founded in 2010, JOH & Company is a small and medium-sized company engaged in brand design marketing consulting, publishing business, restaurant business, household goods development and distribution and sales business.
price ($mm)
$26
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kakao Games, acquired XLGames

synopsis: Black Desert Online publisher Kakao Games has acquired a majority stake in XL Games, a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Games
Kakao Games is a multi-platform game publisher and developer headquartered in South Korea. It is a subsidiary of Kakao Corp. As a game publisher, it is known for Black Desert Online, a successful MMORPG in the global market, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a FPS hit. "
target: XLGames
XL Games is a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
price ($mm)
$94*
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yanadoo Co.,Ltd will be merged with Kakao Kids,

synopsis: Kakao Kids and Yanadoo, a fast-growing English conversation training company, are merging. It is a transaction that is grabbing industry attention, as it combines a company specializing in adult education with one focused on kids. Yanadoo offers an English vocabulary app that is designed to help users learn new words in 10 minutes a day.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Kids
Kakao Kids Co., Ltd. is a global mobile service company that provides the premium kids platform 'Kakao Kids'. Kakao Kids serves the Americas, Europe, and Asia worldwide, and provides educational content including world-class educational content and famous animation. "
target: Yanadoo Co.,Ltd
Yanadoo is a fast-growing English conversation training company based in Seoul. Yanadoo offers an English vocabulary app that is designed to help users learn new words in 10 minutes a day.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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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:$2,432.03)
Kakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Based in South Korea, Daum Kakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its popular platforms: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, and more. "
target: JOH & Company
Founded in 2010, JOH & Company is a small and medium-sized company engaged in brand design marketing consulting, publishing business, restaurant business, household goods development and distribution and sales business.
price ($mm)
$26
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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.
price ($mm)
$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:$2,432.03)
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)
$304
EBITDA ($mm)
$70
EV / rev
6.2x
EV / EBITDA
26.9x
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 [$0.56]*
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
2.5x
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:$2,432.03)
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:$2,432.03)
Daumkakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Daumkakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its portfolio of popular assets: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, Daum Mail and more. "
target: Loc&All
Loc&All is a startup known for its major hit navigation app Kimgisa, which means "Driver Kim" in Korean. Kimgisa is a location-based app for iOS and Android that acts as a sort of touch-screen sat-nav device.
price ($mm)
$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:$2,432.03)
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:$2,432.03)
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:$517.98)
Daum Communications Corp., an Internet media company, provides communications, online shopping, entertainment, and financial services. It operates in four divisions: Internet Media, E-commerce, Finance, and Entertainment.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: Fluenty Inc.
Fluenty is app that suggests the best text reply based on AI technology. It was launched in the US in 2015 and South Korea in 2016. The service supports chat apps such as KakaoTalk, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and Line.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$134,249.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Wand Labs, Inc.
Wand Labs looks to tear down app walls, integrate services in chat and make them work together so their clients can do more with less taps. Access news and social media and make plans all within Wand.
price ($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:$7,317.18)
Spotify brings the right music for every moment – on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. Create and listen to playlists for free or subscribe to Premium for on-demand access at the highest audio quality – with zero ads. "
target: Cord Project Inc.
Cord Project is a small team of designers and engineers exploring audio communication on today's and tomorrow's connected devices. Cord lets users send short voice messages to one person, a small group, or the world. It’s a simple, fast and fun way to talk on the phone again.
price ($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 (:$3,615.96)
Lyft is a peer-to-peer transportation platform that connects passengers who need rides with drivers willing to provide rides using their own personal vehicles. Lyft was started with the mission of building a p2p transportation solution that makes cities safer, more affordable and better connected. "
target: Leo
Leo is the fastest and easiest way to share moments of life with family and friends. Connect with people through short-lived photos, videos and texts, captured in the moment. Messages disappear a few seconds after viewing them.
price ($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:$161,857.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Emu
Emu is a text-messaging app with a built-in virtual assistant created by a veteran of Apple’s Siri team. Emu uses artificial intelligence to understand messages, then adds relevant information to help users schedule a lunch, reserve a table, buy movie tickets, or share their location in real time.
price ($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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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: 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
2019
rev ($mm)
$12,748.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,027.47
EBIT ($mm)
$809.72
Net Income ($mm)
$541.03
Employees
41213
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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: 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)
$382.38
Employees
132942
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Yum China
Yum China is China’s leading restaurant company with a vision of making every life taste beautiful. From a single restaurant in 1987, the company now operates over 7,500 restaurants in 1,100 cities and towns spanning every province and autonomous region across mainland China.
year
2016
rev ($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 50,000 restaurants in more than 150 countries and territories primarily operating the company’s brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,597.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,018.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,906.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,294.00
Employees
34000
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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)
$2,432.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$273.20
EBIT ($mm)
$107.45
Net Income ($mm)
$101.65
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)
$53,544.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,652.02
EBIT ($mm)
$15,948.80
Net Income ($mm)
$13,242.41
Employees
60860
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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)
$3,459.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$715.92
EBIT ($mm)
$366.37
Net Income ($mm)
$1,465.66
Employees
4900
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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: 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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