DIMOCO Announces Acquisition of Onebip SpA

VIENNA and MILAN, 11 May 2016 – DIMOCO , a leading payment institute for carrier billing services, today announced that it is acquiring Onebip SpA, a mobile payment company specialized in direct carrier billing services, to enhance its services and European market position.

The purchase of Onebip SpA from its former shareholder Neomobile SpA, further increases DIMOCO’s market share in the European carrier billing market. “The combination of Onebip’s position in the Italian market with our broader European coverage will provide our clients with access to one of Europe’s largest mobile payment markets and will make inroads into major Latin American markets, such as Brazil and Mexico,” said Gerald Tauchner, president and CEO of DIMOCO. “The acquisition is also expected to result in greater efficiencies and significantly enhanced technical abilities.”

“I strongly believe that Onebip technology and its solution suite will have a significant impact on the DIMOCO brand,” said Gianluca D’Agostino, exiting CEO of Onebip SpA. “I see material synergies in this deal and the outcome will prove to be valuable for both merchants and mobile network operators.”

The acquisition of Onebip was accomplished through the close liaison between Neomobile and DIMOCO. The two companies will continue their partnership to strengthen their position both in Europe and Latin America. Neomobile, the leading mobile commerce company and former shareholder of Onebip SPA, will focus more on digital entertainment, its main business, and leaving behind the mobile payment segment.

“This deal strengthens our partnership with DIMOCO and provides us the opportunity to focus more on our path of innovation, increasing our investments in new products in mobile entertainment and programmatic advertising, while speeding up our entry into new markets in Middle East and Asia.” said Claudio Rossi, CEO of Neomobile.

Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, DIMOCO has agreed to use Onebip’s existing payment hub and engineering staff to provide high-quality services to international merchants. Onebip’s clients will continue to receive the same quality of service they have come to expect.

Onebip is now a wholly owned subsidiary of DIMOCO Europe and employs 15 people in the city of Milan. It will be renamed to DIMOCO Italy SpA, which will continue to use Onebip as a product brand. The post-merger integration is in process and will take place over the next few weeks.

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About DIMOCO

DIMOCO is a payment institute for carrier billing enabling almost 1 billion European subscribers to purchase goods and services from merchants and aggregators with their mobile devices which are charged via the operators’ billing system. http://www.dimoco.eu/press.html – Twitter https://twitter.com/Dimoco @DIMOCO & #DIMOCO

 

About Neomobile

Neomobile is a leading mobile commerce company, operating on a global level, focused on digital entertainment both for mobile and web.

http://www.neomobile.com – Twitter @NeomobileGroup

 

About Onebip

Onebip was founded in 2005 as the first “pure player” mobile payment via carrier billing service for digital merchants. Onebip web, mobile and in-app solution suite has proved to be one of the most successful in the market and on a global scale, leveraging on 10 years of industry experience. www.onebip.com

 

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Gerald Tauchner, DIMOCO Co-Founder & CEO

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From left to right: Claudio Rossi / Neomobile CEO; Gianluca D’Agostino / exiting CEO of Onebip; Heinz Brasic, DIMOCO Europe President & COO

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Onebip participates at Casual Connect Europe, 16 – 18 February 2016 in Amsterdam

Onebip team will participate at Casual Connect Europe, that takes place from 16 until 18 February 2016 in Beurs van Berlage Conference Centre in Amsterdam. This event matches the creativity of the games industry with innovative products and services, offering a unique networking opportunities, in search for a next big thing for the games industry.

Casual connect features Developers Showcase and Indie prize, a scholarship and competition focused on the up and coming creative force of the games industry, but also a series of education sections and lectures with success stories and best practices.

Onebip powers easy monetization of digital goods and services on a global scale, providing the next generation of mobile payments for its partners, especially in the mobile gaming industry.

Email us today to arrange a meeting in advance at business.operations[@]onebip.com.

For more information on the event visit europe.casualconnect.org

Onebip participates at Mobile Games Forum in London

Onebip’s CEO, Gianluca D’Agostino will participate at Mobile Games Forum, the world’s premium mobile games event, that returns to Europe’s tech capital London, on the 20th and 21st January 2016, at 155 Bishopsgate. MGF is the leading and longest-standing ‘mobile-first’ forum for games industry professionals, who are shaping and changing the global mobile gaming landscape.

Onebip powers easy monetization of digital goods and services on a global scale, providing the next generation of mobile payments for its partners, especially in the mobile gaming industry.

The event was established back in 2003, and has been covering trends and best practices within the business and strategy of the global mobile gaming space. It gathers over 600 attendees including leading CxOs, crucial management figures, investors and leading indie developers, and it provides exclusive networking opportunities.

Email us today to arrange a meeting in advance at partner.relations@onebip.com.

For more information on the event visit globalmgf.com/london

Onebip at FinTech Connect Live 2015 in London

Onebip CEO Gianluca D’Agostino will be speaking at FinTech Connect Live 2015 in London, Europe’s most exciting exhibition of fintech startup innovation

Onebip participates at this year’s edition of FinTech Connect Live, an event defined as a “definitive marketplace for the financial technology community”, with over 2000 industry experts. The event takes place at Wembley Stadium in London, on 8th and 9th December 2015.

FinTech Connect Live will feature visionary keynote presentations, a series of 5 microconferences focusing on different fintech subsectors, 8 practical workshops aimed at start ups, two days of on site mentoring clinics, and over 50 pitches from start ups and scale ups. Gianluca will be speaking at the Panel Discussion “The European payment battlefield: markets, products and regulation“, that will focus on the following topics:

  • Analysis of the payments market since the introduction of SEPA
  • What have been the major innovations emerging in payments and what can we expect in the future?
  • To what extent are modern consumer payment habits dictating the pace of product evolution?
  • The impacts and opportunities of regulation (Payment Service Directives, E-Money Directives, Interchange Regulation, Data Protection and Privacy)
  • How have payment security threats evolved and how have these been countered by new technologies?

For more information regarding the event please visit fintechconnectlive.com and download the event’s agenda.

 

Onebip Participates at Game Connection in Paris (28-30.10) and Droidcon in London (29-30.10)

Onebip participates at this year’s edition of Game Connection that will take place in Hall 2.1 of Paris Expo,
1 place de Porte de Versailles in Paris,  from 28th until 30th October. The conference will offer unique networking opportunities through the gathering of top management from the entire industry: from development, publishing, and funding, to production, middleware, marketing, and distribution. Onebips COO, Luigi Mastromonaco, and Paola Trecarichi, Business Operations Manager, will be present at the event.

Furthermore, Onebip’s CEO, Gianluca D’Agostino will be at Droidcon, Europe’s largest Android developer conference, hosted in the heart of London at the Business Design Centre, on October 29-30th 2015.

For more information on these two events please visit http://www.game-connection.com/ and https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/6712-droidcon-2015