fine trade gmbh acquired by NTT Docomo

NTT Docomo

NTT Docomo expands e-commerce trading solutions platform

On August 27, 2013 NTT Docomo announced the planned acquisition of the Austrian company fine trade gmbh, which offers payment solutions to e-commerce and m-commerce companies.

The acquisition price has been reported to be “several tens of millions of EUROs”. Docomo acquired

via Docomo’s German subsidiary DOCOMO Deutschland GmbH (DDL).

fine trade gmbh

fine trade gmbh was founded in 2011.

fine trade gmbh’s business model

fine trade gmbh offers online merchants over 180 different payment options, billing and collection services, including deferred payments against invoice.

fine trade manages credit risks and evaluates shopping data.


Loviit is a payment solution provider, taking care of all payment processing and credit management for online retailers. Loviit enables e-commerce and m-commerce providers to offer a full range of payment options.

NTT Docomo’s growing finance and payment platform business in Europe

Through the acquisitions of:

Docomo is continuing to build a platform for finance and payments in Europe and elsewhere.

NTT Docomo offers this payment and finance platform as a B2B service to mobile operators, content and service providers and e-commerce and m-commerce markets.

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Arkadin’s [enjoy sharing] 91.2% AXA stake to be sold to NTT Communications


Arkadin International SAS valued at approx. US$ 463 million

Collaboration-as-a-Service (CaaS)

On August 5, 2013, NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced that it will acquire 91.2% of the shares of the French conference and collaboration specialist Arkadin International SAS from current investors AXA Private Equity (now: Ardian Investment) and other investors.

The valuation is estimated at approximately US$ 463 million.

After the sale of 91.2% to NTT Communications, ownership will be as follows:

  • 91.2% NTT Communications
  • 8.8% management

Arkadin International SAS [enjoy sharing] – Collaboration-as-a-Service (CaaS)

Arkadin International SAS is one of the world’s largest providers of audio, web, video conferencing and unified communications services.

The company was founded in 2001 by Olivier de Puymorin, and today serves about 37,000 customers in 32 countries.

NTT Communications Corporation (エヌ・ティ・ティ・コミュニケーションズ株式会社)

NTT Communications Corporation (エヌ・ティ・ティ・コミュニケーションズ株式会社) is a fully owned subsidiary of NTT Corporation, Japan’s incumbent telecommunications group.

NTT Communications offers a wide range of data services, data centers, global communications services both in Japan and globally. Main data are:

  • 8000 employees
  • revenues: 981 billion yen (US$ 8 billion)

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