Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1997

Headquarters

Rakuten Crimson House,1-14-1 Tamagawa,Setagaya-Ku,Tokyo 158-0094

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

20.1K

Industries

Internet Software & Services
Other Business & Consulting Services
Entertainment
Appliances & Electronics
Consumer Services

Company Description

Rakuten, Inc. engages in the business of Internet services. It operates through the following segments: Internet Services, FinTech, and Mobile. The Internet Services segment manages e-commerce (EC), online cash-back, travel booking, and portal and digital content sites. The FinTech segment provides services over the internet related to banking and securities, credit cards, life insurance, and electronic money. The Mobile segment manages messaging and communication services and sale of mobile devices. The company was founded by Hiroshi Mikitani on February 7, 1997 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Executives & Employees

Executive Director of Asia Rhq

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Operating Officer

Managing Executive Officer, President of New Service Development Company & Group Managing Executive Officer

Senior Executive Officer

Managing Executive Officer, President of Life & Leisure Company

Group Managing Executive Officer Representative Director & Executive Vice President, Rakuten Mobile, Inc

Group Managing Executive Officer & Senior Vice President of Commerce Company

Group Managing Executive Officer CDO (Chief Data Officer) of Technology Services Division

Board of Directors

Founder at Rakuten, Inc.

President & Representative Director at Rakuten Card Co., Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer at Ascent Robotics, Inc.

Executive Director & Professor at Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)

Director at Unicharm Corp.

Former Partner & Head of the Japanese Equities at Baillie Gifford & Co.

Chairman of Subsidiary, Director at Rakuten, Inc.

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JOHCM is a long-term, growth-oriented, bottom-up manager which operate as a stand-alone boutique, investing six equity asset classes: the UK, Europe, US, Asia, Global and Global Emerging Markets, and their recently launched multi asset product, which are all offered to clients in a variety of countries worldwide through segregated mandates and in some countries, funds. These equity strategies cover UK, Pan and Continental Europe, US, Japan, Global, International, Asian and Emerging Markets strategies. JOHCM manages long-only OEIC funds, private equity and activist funds. In addition, a number of their other funds employ an active value approach, where shareholders are involved in the governance and daily operations of the businesses in which they invest.

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JPMorgan AM Japan follows a GARP-oriented investment style, investing in Asian equity across sectors with a focus on financials, consumer durables and bonds. They seek to identify companies with growth potential not fully reflected in their market price, as well as companies with long-term earnings growth potential which are unlikely to be affected by economic cycles. Their equity investment process is based on fundamental analysis and includes company visits. Research is sector-oriented and shared within the parent group. In addition to qualitative criteria, the firm uses a discount dividend model to rank stocks. Their fixed-income investment process is based on credit analysis in relation to the economic environment.

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TSW uses a combination of fundamental and quantitative analysis as the basis for their investment processes. Their typical assignments involve a specific strategy, such as \"mid-cap value\" or \"core plus fixed income\" in which they use a variety of equity and/or fixed income processes to select securities that are designed to outperform a specific industry benchmark. In other instances, usually for high net-worth clients, the strategies may be combined in order to produce a \"balanced portfolio\" to meet a specific client asset allocation objective or industry benchmark. TSW's strategies include: Equity (Domestic and International), Strategic High Income, Fixed Income, Custom Balanced, and WPS (long/short equity).

Recent Transactions
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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchases OverDrive, Inc. from Rakuten, Inc.

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Rakuten, Inc. purchases Konmari Media, Inc.

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Rakuten, Inc., Rakuten Mobile, Inc. purchase Dmm.com Co. Ltd. /MVNO Bus from DG Holdings KK

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onRakuten, Inc. purchases Rakuten General Insurance Co., Ltd. from Nomura Holdings, Inc.

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Advised onRakuten, Inc., Rakuten USA, Inc. purchase Buy.com from Clearlake Capital Group LP

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Advised onRakuten, Inc. purchases OverDrive, Inc. from Insight Venture Partners

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Advised onRakuten, Inc., Rakuten USA, Inc. purchase Buy.com from Clearlake Capital Group LP

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Advised onRakuten, Inc. purchases Ebates Performance Marketing, Inc. from Foundation Capital LLC, Canaan Management, Inc., Windspeed Ventures, SVB Capital, August Capital Master Management Co. LLC

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

Clients

Synchrony Financial engages in the provision of consumer financial services. It operates through three sales platforms: Retail Card, Payment Solutions, and CareCredit. The Retail Card platform is a provider of private label credit cards, and also provides Dual Cards and small-and medium-sized business credit products. The Payment Solutions platform is a provider of promotional financing for major consumer purchases, offering private label credit cards and instalment loans. The CareCredit platform is a provider of promotional financing to consumers for elective healthcare procedures or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision and audiology. The company was founded on September 12, 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Procter & Gamble Co. engages in the provision of branded consumer packaged goods. It operates through the following segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. The Beauty segment offers hair, skin, and personal care. The Grooming segment comprises of shave care like female and male blades and razors, pre and post shave products, and appliances. The Health Care segment includes oral care products like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and personal health care such as gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, and vitamins, minerals, and supplements. The Fabric and Home Care segment consist of fabric enhancers, laundry additives and detergents, and air, dish, and surface care. The Baby, Feminine and Family Care segment sells baby wipes, diapers, and pants, adult incontinence, feminine care, paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper. The company was founded by William Procter and James Gamble in 1837 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.

CVS Health Corp. engages in the provision of health care services. It operates through the following segments: Pharmacy Services, Retail or Long Term Care, Health Care Benefits, and Corporate. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions. The Retail or Long Term Care segment includes selling of prescription drugs and assortment of general merchandise. The Health Care Benefits segment offers traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioural health, medical management capabilities. The Corporate segment involves in providing management and administrative services. The company was founded by Stanley P. Goldstein and Ralph Hoagland in 1963 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, RI.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$14.6B
Total Enterprise Value
$12.6B
Earnings Per Share
$-0.21
EBITDAMargin
8.18%
Enterprise Value / Sales
1.1x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
13.39x
TEVNet Income
-43.41x
Debt TEV
1.25x
Revenue
$11.5B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
17.36%
Net Profit
$-291M
EBITDA
$942M
Total Debt
$15.7B
Total Equity
$6.72B
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Vingle, Inc. operates community oriented content sharing social network site. The company was founded by Jiwon Moon and Changseong Ho in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA,

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Xola, Inc. provides services to online booking and distribution software for tours and attractions. It develops a software application for the tourism industry. The company was founded by Anush Ramani and Scott James Zimmerman in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Rakuten Bank Ltd. provides online banking services. It offers foreign currency deposits, forex margin contracts, and other financial settlements. The company was founded on January 14, 2000 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Quora, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Bebo, Inc.

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General Partner, Technology at Wellington Partners GmbH

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Competitors
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SoftBank Corp. engages in the provision of mobile communication, broadband, ICT solutions and telecom services. It offers the following services: smartphone, mobile and tablet devices; network and VPN services; cloud services; voice call and landline telephone services; IBM Watson; Internet of Things; digital marketing; security services; datacenter; outsourcing; and conferencing and global services. It operates through the following businesses: Consumer, Corporate, Distribution and Other business. The Consumer business handles mobile communication and broadband services, The Corporate business includes mobile communication service, network VPN service, cloud service, fixed telephone service, digital marketing, and security services for corporate customers. The Distribution business manages the wholesale distribution of software. The Other business comprises of solutions and services for online business, planning and production of digital media and digital contents. The company was founded on December 9, 1986 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation Holding Companies - Tokyo, Japan

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Kansai Electric Power Power & Utilities - Osaka, Japan

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Awards & Honors
Rank #17
2014
Forbes - World's 100 Most Innovative Companies
Sponsored by Forbes Magazine
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