Notice of funding of a capital increase through 3rd-party allocation of newly issued shares by Wongnai Media Co., Ltd., operator of Thai dining and beauty review site Wongnai
May. 15, 2014
Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Masumi Minegishi) has funded a capital increase through 3rd-party allocation of newly issued shares by Wongnai Media Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Bangkok, Thailand; CEO: Yod Chinsupakul), operator of Thai dining and beauty review site Wongnai, through its investment subsidiary RSP Fund No. 5, LLC. In May 2013, Recruit capitalized Wongnai Media Co., Ltd. through investment subsidiary Recruit Strategic Partners Inc.
1. Goal of this investment
Wongnai Media Co., Ltd. plans to use this round of funding to expand its operations beyond its current locations in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, and to bolster its management in the beauty field.
Through this investment, Recruit aims to acquire insights into the Thai restaurant and beauty fields, which it believes offers future growth prospects.
2. Overview of Wongnai Media Co., Ltd.
Wongnai Media Co., Ltd. operates Wongnai, a Thai dining and beauty review site with over one million domestic members and about two hundred thousand published reviews.
|(1)||Company name||Wongnai Media Co., Ltd.|
|(3)||Headquarters||117/7 Panjit Tower, Room B, 4th Floor Soi Thonglor (Sukhumvit 55) Sukhumvit Road Klongton-Nuea Sub-district, Wattana District Bangkok 10110, Thailand|
|(4)||Established||July 12, 2010|
|(5)||Main business||Operation of Wongnai, a Thai dining and beauty review site|
3. Overview of Overview of RSP Fund No. 5, LLC
|(1)||Company name||RSP Fund No. 5, LLC|
|(3)||Headquarters||Ginza 8-4-17, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo|
|(4)||Established||May 7, 2013|
|(5)||Main business||Startup investment business, venture capital business|
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