Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Datamonitor in Japan acquisition

We have been talking about the steadily-increasing number of transactions in Japan across the business media and information industry. So, we note with interest the latest, Datamonitor's aquisition of Japanscan announced in late June. The company announcement is as follows:

Datamonitor acquires Japanscan business and assets

Posted on 6/27/2006

We are very pleased to announce that on Friday 16th June, Datamonitor acquired the business and assets of Japanscan Ltd.

Datamonitor has enjoyed a fruitful working relationship with Japanscan for several years, with Japanscan supplying new product details to Datamonitor’s Productscan Online database.

Japanscan is a highly respected brand and a leading authority on new product data for the food and drink processing market in Japan. The combination of Japanscan’s expertise with Datamonitor’s reach and content in other consumer market areas, provides a great opportunity for us to expand coverage of the Japanese market.

The owner of Japanscan will continue to work with Datamonitor under the management of the consumer team.

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