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Rimini Street Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

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Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

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“For the third quarter, we achieved record revenue of $95.6 million, up 15.9% year over year and at the high end of our guidance range and achieved a strong Revenue Retention Rate of 93%, up from 92% last year, on subscription revenue,” stated Seth A. Ravin, Rimini Street co-founder, CEO and chairman of the board. “We see growing demand for Rimini Street’s expanding portfolio of enterprise software support solutions as we continue building and maturing our go to market capability to launch, sell and deliver our full solutions portfolio to new and existing clients globally and prepare the Company for billion-dollar annual revenue operations by 2026.”

“For the third quarter, we delivered solid income statement and balance sheet results. We delivered a higher year over year gross margin, operating income and Non-GAAP Operating Income and ended the quarter with more than $103 million in cash,” stated Michael L. Perica, Rimini Street chief financial officer. “Additionally, during the quarter, we redeemed the remaining Series A Preferred Stock, with the five-year term loan transaction financed by Capital One and Fifth Third commercial banks for $90 million at a rate of LIBOR + 1.75% to 2.50%. The Company has taken certain one-time cash and non-cash charges in the third quarter related to the closing of the financing transaction and the go-forward annual financing costs have been reduced by $24 million compared to fiscal year 2020.”

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue was $95.6 million for the 2021 third quarter, an increase of 15.9% compared to $82.5 million for the same period last year.
  • U.S. revenue was $50.5 million, an increase of 4.8% compared to $48.2 million for the same period last year.
  • International revenue was $45.2 million, an increase of 31.4% compared to $34.4 million for the same period last year.
  • Annualized Recurring Revenue was $376.6 million for the 2021 third quarter, an increase of 15.3% compared to $326.6 million for the same period last year.
  • Active Clients as of September 30, 2021 were 2,793, an increase of 18.1% compared to 2,365 Active Clients as of September 30, 2020.
  • Revenue Retention Rate was 93% for the trailing 12 months ended September 30, 2021 and 92% for the comparable period ended September 30, 2020.
  • Subscription revenue accounted for 98.4% of total revenue.
  • Gross margin was 65.1% for the 2021 third quarter compared to 61.2% for the same period last year.
  • Operating income was $7.5 million for the 2021 third quarter compared to $4.5 million for the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income was $16.5 million for the 2021 third quarter compared to $10.5 million for the same period last year.
  • Net income was $1.9 million for the 2021 third quarter compared to net income of $3.6 million for the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income was $13.0 million for the 2021 third quarter compared to $9.3 million for the same period last year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the 2021 third quarter was $15.9 million compared to $11.0 million for the same period last year.
  • Basic and diluted net loss per share attributable to common stockholders was a net loss per share of $0.08 for the 2021 third quarter compared to a net loss per share of $0.04 for the same period last year.
  • Employee count as of September 30, 2021 was 1,595, a year-over-year increase of 15.2%.
  • On July 20, 2021, the Company completed the buyback of $87.8 million face-value of Series A preferred stock, plus dividends payable of approximately $0.6 million, thereby redeeming the Series A preferred stock in full. The transaction was funded by a five-year term loan commercial bank financing of $90 million by lenders Capital One and Fifth Third Bank at a rate of LIBOR + 1.75% to 2.50%.

Reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures provided in this press release to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are provided in the financial tables included at the end of this press release. An explanation of these measures, why we believe they are meaningful and how they are calculated is also included under the heading “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Certain Key Metrics.”

Third Quarter 2021 Company Highlights

  • Announced that T-Mobile, with more than $68 billion in annual revenue and over 104 million customers, relies on Rimini Street as its trusted partner to support its SAP system and to help enable enhanced customer experiences as a competitive differentiator.
  • Announced that the County of Fresno, the largest agriculture producing County in the U.S., saved $800,000 on its Oracle support, enabling it to increase funding for community-focused projects and critical support initiatives for its residents.
  • Announced that Origin Energy, a leading energy provider in Australia with more than four million customers, switched to Rimini Street Support for its Oracle software portfolio, enabling the organization to accelerate its innovation initiatives.
  • Announced the extension of the Company’s award-winning, mission-critical, application management, security and migration services beyond proprietary databases to leading open source database platforms, providing companies with an enterprise class, global “turnkey” service option from a single provider.
  • Closed over 9,500 support cases and delivered more than 18,000 tax, legal and regulatory updates for 27 countries, with a year-to-date total of more than 65,000 updates in 43 countries. Also, achieved an average client satisfaction rating on the Company’s support delivery of 4.9 out of 5.0 and the average of the Company’s client onboarding services achieved a rating record of 4.9 out of 5.0 (where 5.0 is “excellent”).
  • Introduced board members Jay Snyder and Katrinka McCallum, who bring a combined 50+ years of technology experience to Rimini Street’s Board of Directors.
  • Recognized with seven Stevie Awards for Technical Innovation, Excellence in Customer Service, Global Growth and Corporate Responsibility, including a Gold award for the Company’s proprietary AI Support Platform that reduces the average time to resolve client cases by 23%.
  • Awarded the Grand Prize for Best Customer Support by the Japan Institute of Information Technology for the Company’s unique and innovative support model which includes its patent-pending AI technologies and platform.
  • Named in the Top 20 of the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces for Women, ranking for the Company’s innovation, values and leadership effectiveness.
  • Announced that Rimini Street India’s managing director was honored in the Top 25 of India’s Best Leaders in Times of Crisis by Great Place to Work® India for his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Presented at CIO, IT and finance leader conferences including Quartz Connect CIO Summit, ITWC Digital Transformation Toronto and HMG Live Phoenix Digital CIO Executive Leadership Summit.
  • Supported charities around the world through the Rimini Street Foundation, including partnering with the American Red Cross to address needs stemming from U.S. weather disasters.

2021 Business Outlook

The Company is guiding to a revenue range of $95.8 million to $96.8 million for the 2021 fourth quarter and narrowing its full year 2021 revenue guidance from $370 million to $380 million to be in the range of $371 million to $372 million.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Rimini Street will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the third quarter 2021 results and select fourth quarter 2021 performance to-date commentary at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time on November 3, 2021. A live webcast of the event will be available on Rimini Street’s Investor Relations site athttps://investors.riministreet.com/news-events/events. Dial-in participants can access the conference call by dialing (800) 708-4540 in the U.S. and Canada and enter the code 50234628. A replay of the webcast will be available for at least 90 days following the event.

Company’s Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains certain “non-GAAP financial measures.” Non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. This non-GAAP information supplements and is not intended to represent a measure of performance in accordance with disclosures required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is included in the financial tables in this press release. Presented under the heading “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Certain Key Metrics” is a description and explanation of our non-GAAP financial measures.

About Rimini Street, Inc.

Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a Russell 2000® Company, is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company offers premium, ultra-responsive and integrated application management and support services that enable enterprise software licensees to save significant costs, free up resources for innovation and achieve better business outcomes. To date, more than 4,400 Fortune 500, Fortune Global 100, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries have relied on Rimini Street as their trusted application enterprise software products and services provider. To learn more, please visit http://www.riministreet.com, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn. (IR-RMNI)

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this communication are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “may,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “continue,” “future,” “will,” “expect,” “outlook” or other similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our expectations of future events, future opportunities, global expansion and other growth initiatives and our investments in such initiatives. These statements are based on various assumptions and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance, nor are these statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties regarding Rimini Street’s business, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the impact of our credit facility’s ongoing debt service obligations and financial covenants and operational covenants on our business and related interest rate risk, the duration of and operational and financial impacts on our business of the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic impact, as well as the actions taken by governmental authorities, clients or others in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; catastrophic events that disrupt our business or that of our current and prospective clients, changes in the business environment in which Rimini Street operates, including inflation and interest rates, and general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the industry in which Rimini Street operates; adverse developments in pending litigation or in the government inquiry or any new litigation; our need and ability to raise additional equity or debt financing on favorable terms and our ability to generate cash flows from operations to help fund increased investment in our growth initiatives; the sufficiency of our cash and cash equivalents to meet our liquidity requirements, including under our new credit facility; our ability to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, and our ability to remediate identified material weaknesses in our internal controls, including in relation to the accounting treatment of our warrants; changes in taxes, laws and regulations; competitive product and pricing activity; challenges of managing growth profitably; the customer adoption of our recently introduced products and services, including our Application Management Services (AMS), Rimini Street Advanced Database Security, and services for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud products, in addition to other products and services we expect to introduce in the future; the loss of one or more members of Rimini Street’s management team; uncertainty as to the long-term value of Rimini Street’s equity securities; and those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on November 3, 2021, and as updated from time to time by Rimini Street’s future Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other filings by Rimini Street with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, forward-looking statements provide Rimini Street’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. Rimini Street anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Rimini Street’s assessments to change. However, while Rimini Street may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Rimini Street specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Rimini Street’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication.

© 2021 Rimini Street, Inc. All rights reserved. “Rimini Street” is a registered trademark of Rimini Street, Inc. in the United States and other countries, and Rimini Street, the Rimini Street logo, and combinations thereof, and other marks marked by TM are trademarks of Rimini Street, Inc. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark holder or other companies referenced herein.

RIMINI STREET, INC.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

ASSETS

September 30,

2021

December 31,

2020

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

103,015

$

87,575

Restricted cash

425

334

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $566 and $723, respectively

76,258

117,937

Deferred contract costs, current

15,008

13,918

Prepaid expenses and other

17,041

13,456

Total current assets

211,747

233,220

Long-term assets:

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $12,664 and $10,985, respectively

4,547

4,820

Operating lease right-of-use assets

15,023

17,521

Deferred contract costs, noncurrent

21,716

21,027

Deposits and other

1,940

1,476

Deferred income taxes, net

1,756

1,871

Total assets

$

256,729

$

279,935

LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE PREFERRED STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

Current liabilities:

Current maturities of long-term debt

$

3,670

$

Accounts payable

9,051

3,241

Accrued compensation, benefits and commissions

38,115

38,026

Other accrued liabilities

17,118

21,154

Operating lease liabilities, current

4,226

3,940

Deferred revenue, current

203,806

228,967

Total current liabilities

275,986

295,328

Long-term liabilities:

Long-term debt, net of current maturities

80,556

Deferred revenue, noncurrent

39,876

27,966

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent

13,574

15,993

Accrued PIK dividends payable

1,193

Liability for redeemable warrants

5,145

2,122

Other long-term liabilities

1,756

2,539

Total liabilities

416,893

345,141

Redeemable Series A Preferred Stock:

Authorized 180 shares; issued and outstanding no shares and 155 shares, respectively. Liquidation preference of $0, net of discount of $0 and $154,911, net of discount of $17,057, respectively

137,854

Stockholders' Deficit:

Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value. Authorized 99,820 shares (excluding 180 shares of Series A Preferred Stock); no other series has been designated

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value. Authorized 1,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 86,658 and 76,406 shares, respectively

9

8

Additional paid-in capital

139,505

98,258

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(2,716

)

(318

)

Accumulated deficit

(295,846

)

(301,008

)

Treasury stock, at cost

(1,116

)

Total stockholders' deficit

(160,164

)

(203,060

)

Total liabilities, redeemable preferred stock and stockholders' deficit

$

256,729

$

279,935

RIMINI STREET, INC.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Revenue

$

95,642

$

82,518

$

275,151

$

238,952

Cost of revenue

33,376

31,991

101,807

92,627

Gross profit

62,266

50,527

173,344

146,325

Operating expenses:

Sales and marketing

32,527

29,195

96,067

84,443

General and administrative

15,631

13,025

48,728

38,159

Impairment charge related operating right of use assets

393

Litigation costs and related recoveries:

Professional fees and other costs of litigation

6,581

3,773

14,130

9,247

Insurance costs and recoveries, net

1,062

Litigation costs and related recoveries, net

6,581

3,773

14,130

10,309

Total operating expenses

54,739

45,993

159,318

132,911

Operating income

7,527

4,534

14,026

13,414

Non-operating income and (expenses):

Interest expense

(653

)

(10

)

(738

)

(35

)

Gain (loss) on change in fair value of redeemable warrants

(2,053

)

303

(3,023

)

(243

)

Other income (expenses), net

(1,161

)

54

(885

)

(731

)

Income before income taxes

3,660

4,881

9,380

12,405

Income tax expense

(1,729

)

(1,272

)

(4,218

)

(3,327

)

Net income

$

1,931

$

3,609

$

5,162

$

9,078

Net loss attributable to common stockholders

$

(6,691

)

$

(3,136

)

$

(21,382

)

$

(10,986

)

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:

Basic and diluted

$

(0.08

)

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.26

)

$

(0.16

)

Weighted average number of shares of Common Stock outstanding:

Basic and diluted

86,189

72,377

83,449

69,521

RIMINI STREET, INC.

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Non-GAAP operating income reconciliation:

Operating income

$

7,527

$

4,534

$

14,026

$

13,414

Non-GAAP adjustments:

Litigation costs and related recoveries, net

6,581

3,773

14,130

10,309

Stock-based compensation expense

2,393

2,189

7,104

5,425

Impairment charge related to operating right-of-use assets

393

Non-GAAP operating income

$

16,501

$

10,496

$

35,653

$

29,148

Non-GAAP net income reconciliation:

Net income

$

1,931

$

3,609

$

5,162

$

9,078

Non-GAAP adjustments:

Litigation costs and related recoveries, net

6,581

3,773

14,130

10,309

Gain (loss) on change in fair value of redeemable warrants

2,053

(303

)

3,023

243

Stock-based compensation expense

2,393

2,189

7,104

5,425

Impairment charge related to operating right-of-use assets

393

Non-GAAP net income

$

12,958

$

9,268

$

29,812

$

25,055

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation:

Net income

$

1,931

$

3,609

$

5,162

$

9,078

Non-GAAP adjustments:

Interest expense

653

10

738

35

Income tax expense

1,729

1,272

4,218

3,327

Depreciation and amortization expense

598

434

1,772

1,321

EBITDA

4,911

5,325

11,890

13,761

Non-GAAP adjustments:

Litigation costs and related recoveries, net

6,581

3,773

14,130

10,309

Gain (loss) on change in fair value of redeemable warrants

2,053

(303

)

3,023

243

Stock-based compensation expense

2,393

2,189

7,104

5,425

Impairment charge related to operating right-of-use assets

393

Adjusted EBITDA

$

15,938

$

10,984

$

36,540

$

29,738

Billings:

Revenue

$

95,642

$

82,518

$

275,151

$

238,952

Deferred revenue, current and noncurrent, as of the end of the period

243,682

204,297

243,682

204,297

Deferred revenue, current and noncurrent, as of the beginning of the period

265,638

218,506

256,933

235,498

Change in deferred revenue

(21,956

)

(14,209

)

(13,251

)

(31,201

)

Billings

$

73,686

$

68,309

$

261,900

$

207,751

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Certain Key Metrics

To provide investors and others with additional information regarding Rimini Street’s results, we have disclosed the following non-GAAP financial measures and certain key metrics. We have described below Active Clients, Annualized Recurring Revenue and Revenue Retention Rate, each of which is a key operational metric for our business. In addition, we have disclosed the following non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and Billings. Rimini Street has provided in the tables above a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure used in this earnings release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Due to a valuation allowance for our deferred tax assets, there were no tax effects associated with any of our non-GAAP adjustments. These non-GAAP financial measures are also described below.

The primary purpose of using non-GAAP measures is to provide supplemental information that management believes may prove useful to investors and to enable investors to evaluate our results in the same way management does. We also present the non-GAAP financial measures because we believe they assist investors in comparing our performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis, as well as comparing our results against the results of other companies, by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance. Specifically, management uses these non-GAAP measures as measures of operating performance; to prepare our annual operating budget; to allocate resources to enhance the financial performance of our business; to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies; to provide consistency and comparability with past financial performance; to facilitate a comparison of our results with those of other companies, many of which use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their GAAP results; and in communications with our board of directors concerning our financial performance. Investors should be aware however, that not all companies define these non-GAAP measures consistently.

Billings represents the change in deferred revenue for the current period plus revenue for the current period.

Active Client is a distinct entity that purchases our services to support a specific product, including a company, an educational or government institution, or a business unit of a company. For example, we count as two separate active clients when support for two different products is being provided to the same entity. We believe that our ability to expand our active clients is an indicator of the growth of our business, the success of our sales and marketing activities, and the value that our services bring to our clients.

Annualized Recurring Revenue is the amount of subscription revenue recognized during a fiscal quarter and multiplied by four. This gives us an indication of the revenue that can be earned in the following 12-month period from our existing client base assuming no cancellations or price changes occur during that period. Subscription revenue excludes any non-recurring revenue, which has been insignificant to date.

Revenue Retention Rate is the actual subscription revenue (dollar-based) recognized over a 12-month period from customers that were clients on the day prior to the start of such 12-month period, divided by our Annual Recurring Revenue as of the day prior to the start of the 12-month period.

Non-GAAP Operating Income is operating income adjusted to exclude: litigation costs and related recoveries, net, stock-based compensation expense and impairment charge related to operating right-of-use assets. The exclusions are discussed in further detail below.

Non-GAAP Net Income is net income adjusted to exclude: litigation costs and related recoveries, net, loss on change in fair value of redeemable warrants, stock-based compensation expense and impairment charge related to operating right-of-use assets. These exclusions are discussed in further detail below.

Specifically, management is excluding the following items from its non-GAAP financial measures, as applicable, for the periods presented:

Litigation Costs and Related Recoveries, Net: Litigation costs and the associated insurance and appeal recoveries relate to outside costs of litigation activities. These costs and recoveries reflect the ongoing litigation we are involved with, and do not relate to the day-to-day operations or our core business of serving our clients.

Gain (loss) on Change in Fair Value of Redeemable Warrants: We have determined to exclude the gains and losses on redeemable warrants related to the change in fair value of these instruments given the financial nature of this fair value requirement. We are not able to manage these amounts as part of our business operations nor are the costs core to servicing our clients and have excluded them.

Stock-Based Compensation Expense: Our compensation strategy includes the use of stock-based compensation to attract and retain employees. This strategy is principally aimed at aligning the employee interests with those of our stockholders and to achieve long-term employee retention, rather than to motivate or reward operational performance for any particular period. As a result, stock-based compensation expense varies for reasons that are generally unrelated to operational decisions and performance in any particular period.

Impairment charge related to operating lease right-of-use assets: This relates to an impairment charge related to our leased assets for a portion of one of our locations as we no longer use the space.

EBITDA is net income adjusted to exclude: interest expense, income tax expense, and depreciation and amortization expense.

Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA adjusted to exclude: litigation costs and related recoveries, net, gain (loss) on change in fair value of redeemable warrants, stock-based compensation expense and impairment charge related to operating right-of-use assets, as discussed above.

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Contact information

Investor Relations Contact
Dean Pohl
Rimini Street, Inc.
+1 925 523-7636
dpohl@riministreet.com

Media Relations Contact
Michelle McGlocklin
Rimini Street, Inc.
+1 925 523-8414
mmcglocklin@riministreet.com

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The Center for China and Globalization (CCG) and Xinhuanet, China’s leading online news portal, recently released a joint report evaluating the global communications impact of Chinese cities, analyzing the problems with their communication strategies, and offering suggestions on improving their ability to “go global”. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211203005279/en/ Report on the Chinese Cities Global Communications Impact Index (CCGCII) & Ranking of Chinese Cities by Global Communications Impact (Graphic: Business Wire) The study covered the top 100 cities in China as ranked by GDP in 2019, including Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Tianjin, Dalian, and Xiamen . Based on big data from the Xinhua RIS data bank, which has collated over 10 million items of public information from overseas mainstream media and international social media platforms, the Chinese Cities Global Commun

Valuence Japan Nanboya, BRAND CONCIER Recognized as No.1 in Five Categories in Japan, Including for Overall Purchase Volume, for Luxury Brand Goods and Other Items!3.12.2021 10:55:00 CET | Press release

Valuence Japan Inc. (Tokyo; Susumu Muguruma, representative director), a member of the Valuence Group (TOKYO:9270), which operates 135 offices in Japan and 23 other countries(*1) specializing in the purchase of watches, bags, jewelry, precious metals, antiques, and art objects has announced the results of a survey on the purchase volume of brand goods conducted by ESP Research Institute, Inc. According to the survey, the company’s Nanboya and BRAND CONCIER brands placed in the top position in Japan in terms of overall annual purchase volume of luxury brand goods. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211203005167/en/ Valuence Japan Nanboya, BRAND CONCIER Recognized as No.1 in Five Categories in Japan, Including for Overall Purchase Volume, for Luxury Brand Goods and Other Items! Also Recognized as No.1 in Japan for Purchase Volume of Rolex and Other Watches, Jewelry, Apparel, and Accessories (Graphic: Business Wire)

Moody’s Acquires PassFort and Agrees to Acquire kompany, Expanding KYC and Compliance Capabilities3.12.2021 10:00:00 CET | Press release

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has acquired PassFort Limited and entered into an agreement to acquire 360kompany AG (kompany), two European providers of onboarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) technology solutions. The acquisitions complement Moody’s technology, data, and analytical capabilities, and enhance its industry-leading customer solutions for KYC, anti-money laundering, compliance, and counterparty risk. “Our customers rely on our data and analytical tools to make decisions about who they do business with,” said Keith Berry, General Manager of Moody’s KYC business unit. “PassFort and kompany are innovators in the compliance and regulatory space, and their technologies will upgrade and accelerate our customers’ onboarding and monitoring processes.” PassFort is a U.K. SaaS-based workflow platform for identity verification, customer onboarding, and risk analysis. Its software delivers data from over 25 third-party providers and automates the collection, ve

DEXLEVO's Liquid Polymer Filler Raises KRW 26 Billion in Pre-IPO Funding3.12.2021 08:41:00 CET | Press release

DEXLEVO has completed its pre-IPO funding of KRW 26 billion. It thus increased its valuation by six times compared to the Series B funding in 2018 thanks to its commercialization performance such as obtaining the European Union’s CE certification on the liquid polymer filler (product name: GOURI) in May of this year. The company plans to build a new cGMP-grade (current Good Manufacturing Practice) production facility in Songdo with the proceeds raised this time and start marketing its flagship product. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211202006086/en/ DEXLEVO's GOURI, the world's 1st Fully Liquid type PCL Injectable. (Graphic: Business Wire) According to industry sources on November 25, DEXLEVO has completed a total of KRW 26 billion in pre-IPO funding from existing investors such as Magna Investment, Smilegate Investment, Hyundai Venture Investment Corp., and Shinhan Capital. Magna Investment and Smilegate Inv