Social commerce site LivingSocial has acquired Ensogo, a shopping deal site in Thailand and the Philippines; DealKeren, an Ensogo company based in Indonesia; and GoNabit, a daily another deal business with a presence in four Middle Eastern countries. Terms of the deals were not released.
These three acquisitions bring the total number of countries in which LivingSocial operates to 21. Ensogo, with members in the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, marks the first LivingSocial acquisition in Asia.
“As with previous acquisitions, LivingSocial has again chosen to align with local companies that possess similar values and ways of doing business,” said Tim O’Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder, LivingSocial. “We are excited to enter the dynamic Asian market and our presence in the Middle East and the Netherlands further strengthens our strategic global efforts to bring LivingSocial values to members across the globe.”
Launched in June 2010, Ensogo is a social shopping website in Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia and currently serves more than 800,000 members. Ensogo is backed by Rebate Networks, an international VC specialising in the social commerce space.
GoNabit was co-founded by Dan Stuart and Sohrab Jahanbani in January 2010 and is based in United Arab Emirates. The site also presents offers, suitable for children and parents alike, with Dubai Family, as well as travel-specific deals through GoNabit Getaways. In addition to being the first group-buying site in the Middle East/North Africa, GoNabit is the first company of its kind to offer deals in Arabic. It has members in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Dubai, Beirut, Cairo and Sharjah Ajman.
USA, Washington DC, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia, & United Arab Emirates
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