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Yellow Pages Monitor (Issue 5, June 2009)


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Yellow Pages Monitor (Issue 5, June 2009)

  1. 1. Yellow Pages Industry Monitor | Fortnightly newsletter on the Yellow Pages industry | Issue No. 5, Published 15th June 2009 | Published by Heernet Ventures Limited ( | News Microsoft launches new search engine, Yellow Pages Singapore plans rights issue Eniro AB is de-listed from OMX Stockholm 30 Index Multiplied Media Corporation plans to acquire UnoMobi Group Yell Group appoints new Chairman forms partnership with The Press Enterprise Data Share price performance Deal sheet (Feb - May 09) Advisory services Heernet Ventures publishes this newsletter as part of its Over the last five years, we have worked on a number research coverage of the yellow pages industry. You of advisory assignments in the industry on areas such can access more research on the yellow pages industry as growth strategy, product benchmarking, competitor from our research website at intelligence and acquisition search. If you are a media company or financial investor seeking market or company analysis on the yellow pages industry, we can assist you. With dedicated research analysts based in both Europe and Asia, we are well placed to provide ‘on the ground’ assistance and support in most countries. For an initial discussion, contact Harjinder Singh-Heer on +44 (0) 208 180 7223 or by email on © Heernet Ventures Limited. All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. News Microsoft launches a new search engine Date 1st June, 2009 Eniro AB is de-listed from OMX Stockholm 30 Microsoft has launched its heavily anticipated new search Index engine, Initially launched in the USA and Date 3rd June, 2009 Canada, the search engine will replace Microsoft Live According to NASDAQ OMX Nordic, Eniro AB has been Search. de-listed from OMX Stockholm 30 Index.’s search focuses on four areas (Travel search, Health search, Shopping and Local search). On the search results split into the logical categories instead of Multiplied Media Corporation plans to acquire on popularity. The best match is placed at the top and UnoMobi Group information is highlighted; the objective of this to help users get to the right information more efficiently. For example, Date 4th June, 2009 when searching for a restaurant in a specific location, Bing Multiplied Media Corporation plans to acquire UnoMobi allows the user to refine the search by parking facility, Group. UnoMobi offers e-mail services on GPS-enabled pricing, reservations, atmosphere, reviews and directions of wireless handsets; it also has technology for sending the restaurants’ location. coupons and other transaction-based messages to users based on their profiles and location. Multiplied Media Corporation Group is a mobile local search service provider based in Canada. Yell Group appoints a new chairman Date 9th June, 2009 Yell Group appointed Bob Wigley, as its new chairman. Previously, Bob Wigley was the Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe, Africa and the Middle East. forms partnership with The Press Enterprise Yellow Pages Singapore plans to raise S$59 million Date 10th June, 2009 Date 2nd June, 2009 The Singapore-based directory publisher, Yellow Pages The US-based online local search company, has (Singapore) Ltd. plans to raise S$ 59 million through a rights formed a partnership with The Press Enterprise to provide issue. Existing shareholders will get five shares and two local search on The Press Enterprise is a subsidiary warrants for every two shares they hold. The warrants of A.H. Belo Corp., a leading newspaper publisher in would be issued free. In the last financial year (end March Southern California. 2009), the company generated revenue of S$ 59.8 million and Net profit of S$ 15.2 million. © Heernet Ventures Limited. All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. Share price data Company name Reuters Bloomberg Currency Current % Change Code Code price 1 mth 6 mth 12 mth Eniro AB ENIRO.ST ENRO.SS SEK 8.45 9.8% 59.6% -34.0% Pages Jaunes PAJ.PA PAJ.FP EUR 8.15 -1.4% 11.6% -24.9% Seat Pagine Gialle PGIT.MI PG:IM EUR 0.20 -5.6% -55.2% -70.2% Telegate TGTG.DE TGT:GR EUR 7.79 -7.6% 18.0% -33.0% Yell Group YELL.L YELL:LN GBP 40.25 -12.0% 8.1% -55.5% Yellow Pages Income Fund YLO_u.TO YLO-U:CN CAD 5.43 -12.7% -12.7% -43.7% Yellow Pages (Singapore) YELP.SI YPG:SP SGD 0.46 43.7% 148.6% -37.8% th Date updated: 12 June 2009 © Heernet Ventures Limited. All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. News A summary of key deals and joint ventures over the previous 3 month period. Date Sub Sector Investor Investee Terms Details June 2009 Mobile local Multiplied Media UnoMobi Group NA Multiplied Media Corporation Group is a mobile local search search service provider in Calgary. UnoMobi is a mobile software company. April 2009 Directories LocalTel Shamrock Media NA LocalTel, a directory publisheracquired Shamrock Media Incorporated Incorporated, a directory publisher March 2009 Directories Eniro AB Oreo AB SEK 6.6 million The Swedish search and directory services company Eniro AB acquired Oreo AB, a local public procurement service company. March 2009 Directories Yellow Pages Insis (IE Singapore US$ 6.0 million Yellow pages (singapore) acquired stake in Insis, a wholly (Singapore) holdings) owned subsidiary of IE Singapore holdings. February 2009 Directories Yellow Pages APN News and N.A. APN news and Media disinvested its online business directory New Zealand Media Ltd of newZealand to yellow pages newZealand. February 2009 Directories Helion Venture GETIT Infoservices Rs 200 million Helion Venture Partners invested in GETIT Infoservices (p) Partners (P) Ltd Ltd, yellow pages and directories publisher to expand GETIT's services across the country. © Heernet Ventures Limited. All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Published by: Heernet ventures limited London UK Tel: +44 (0) 208 180 7223 Fax: +44 (0) 870 762 3014 Web:, © Heernet ventures limited 2009. All Rights Reserved. All corporate logos, images and brands are copyright of the respective companies. TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE Every attempt has been made to ensure that the information in this report is correct at the time of publication. Heernet ventures limited and its directors do not accept any liability for any errors or omissions within this report. Unless specified, the views expressed in this report are purely those of the author. The content of this report does not in anyway constitute investment advice or investment recommendations. Heernet ventures limited does not provide investment advice or investment advisory services and is not regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK or any other financial services regulator in any other country. The content of this report can not be reproduced without the written permission of the author. This copy must not be circulated in either electronic or print format outside of the purchasing organisation. © Heernet Ventures Limited. All Rights Reserved