TOKYO, JAPAN, September 22, 2011 ---
This additional investment will be used by net mobile mainly to acquire a controlling stake in Bankverein Werther, a private German bank with strong electronic commerce and payment services. Utilizing Bankverein Werther’s existing banking license and credit card licenses, as well as the bank’s main systems, net mobile will be able to greatly enhance its mobile payment platform. In addition to net mobile’s current operator-billing systems, such as premium SMS payments, after the acquisition it will offer direct debit and credit card payments and also develop various means of settlement.
*Calculated as 1 euro = 110.71 yen
Overview of Acquisition of Bankverein Werther AG
Expanding Service Portfolio of net-mobile
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