Pole To Win Co., Ltd. Announces Acquisition of Worldwide Interactive Entertainment Business of e4e Inc.
Acquisition Expands Pole To Win's Global Service Capabilities and Grows Global Customer List
Pole To Win Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Poletowin Pitcrew Holdings, Inc. (TOKYO:3657) and a global leader in the Interactive Entertainment industry, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the worldwide Interactive Entertainment division of e4e Inc., a privately-held BPO company.
"We are continuing our focus on enhancing our global capabilities and growing the service mix of our business through strategic investments like the acquisition of the Interactive Entertainment business of e4e," stated Naoto Konishi, President of Poletowin Pitcrew Holdings, Inc. "We anticipate strengthening existing client relationships, growing new ones and increasing our global footprint through this strategic acquisition."
"This acquisition will strengthen our customer portfolio by adding a number of G2000 clients. In addition, this acquisition enhances our ability to provide end to end testing and customer support services to our clients from our network of facilities in Japan, the US, Europe, Singapore and India," stated Teppei Tachibana, President and CEO, Pole To Win America, Inc. "With the acquisition of this division of e4e, Pole To Win will have over 3,500 employees and staff around the world, operating in five countries and delivering support in over 21 languages."
"Over the last decade, e4e has built an enviable list of customers and best-in-class employees. We are confident that Pole To Win is the right partner with the necessary scale to acquire our Interactive Entertainment business and make investments to help our staff and customers grow," said Bhaskar Menon, e4e, Chief Executive Officer and President. e4e will continue to focus on its Healthcare division.
e4e's Interactive Entertainment business employs about 450 employees in Hunt Valley, Maryland (USA); Glasgow, Scotland (UK) and Bangalore, India. The closing of the acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to occur by the end of September 2012.
About Pole To Win Co., Ltd.
Pole To Win, a subsidiary of Poletowin Pitcrew Holdings, Inc., was established in 1994 in Japan covering a range of services over the past 18 years, primarily testing and localizing entertainment software. Our studio locations spans to 13 locations around the globe in Japan, Singapore, America, and Europe with over 3,000 testers and localizers working around the clock, we have made our mark as one of the world's largest testing company. We have tested over 6,000 console titles 10,000 mobile titles and we continue to provide our services to renowned publishers and developers around the globe. For more information, visit: http://www.poletowinamerica.com
About e4e Inc.
e4e is an IT Enabled Services and Business Process Outsourcing Company with proven experience in delivering business value through cost reduction, process re-engineering and most importantly through enhanced service quality and superior customer experience in the existing and new markets. e4e's scalable technology-driven services cover two broad market opportunities and segments, in: (1) Interactive Entertainment Services and, (2) Healthcare Business Services. All these services are enabled through e4e's business-specific domain experience, globally distributed state-of-the-art service delivery centers and over 2,000 experienced service delivery professionals. After the proposed transaction e4e will solely focus on the Healthcare market place. For more information, visit: www.e4e.com
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