Japan-based Minkabu makes first acquisition in Europe

Frankfurt, October 2013. Minkabu, Inc., successfully operating renowned platforms such as minkabu.jp and caiku.com with approx. 4 million monthly unique users combined, has acquired sharewise GmbH, operator of sharewise.com, thereby establishing the leading global platform for investment-related social media.

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YD Secures EUR 4.6 million in Growth Capital Financing to Accelerate Rapid Expansion

Frankfurt, 16 September 2013. YD, the disruptive performance display advertising technology and services company, announced today that it has secured EUR 4.6m in venture capital funding. The multi-million Euro investment will bring the company’s programmatic advertising solution to more direct advertisers by up-scaling its international sales team and further strengthening its technical development power.

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Hofmann acquires majority stake in posterjack

Frankfurt, 11 March 2013. Following its strategy to consolidate the European market, Hofmann S.L., one of the leading European companies in the print-on-demand market for end-consumers, has acquired a majority stake in posterjack GmbH. Florian Stadler and Johannes Busch, founders and managing directors of posterjack, will continue to manage the company and will remain shareholders with a relevant stake.

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