Pierre Perrin-Monlouis Dernière mise à jour: 20 octobre 2021
Companies ink a multi-year technology license and outsource development services Agreement
LONDON, UK, May 19, 2008 – Local Matters, Inc. and European Directories today announced the completion of a long-term agreement whereby Local Matters will develop and enhance the online white and yellow pages websites across European Directories’ 8-country publishing operations.
The new business relationship encompasses the license of Local Matters’ Local Mosaic platform, which powers leading Yellow Pages websites and local media properties. Local Matters will tailor the platform to the strategic plans of European Directories, and customize implementations for each unique market.
Cornel Riklin, Chief Executive Officer of European Directories commented, “This agreement provides the foundation for us to leverage the scale of our 8-country operations with a single best-in-class platform, while retaining important local market adaptability. It will also allow us to accelerate our time to market by leveraging the innovation of Local Matters’ advanced local search technology platform.”
European Directories is a pan-European directory publisher with primary operations in Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Throughout 2008 and into early 2009, countries will transition to the new platform as Local Matters provides country-specific customization and integration.
“It is a honor to be chosen by one of the world’s leading directory publishers, added Perry Evans, Local Matters’ CEO. “We are excited by their bold vision and leadership position in each country market, and we look forward to a strong development partnership as the Local Search industry evolves.”
About Local Matters
Local Matters, Inc., is a media technology solutions provider and specialized online media publisher, focused on the local search industry. It offers solutions that enable consumers to search for local content on the Internet and through voice-based directory assistance. It also owns and operates a network of thousands of locally oriented websites with content directed at consumers seeking extensive information about specific local shopping or planning activities. Local Matters delivers its media technology solutions to 22 Yellow Pages publishers in 14 countries, and 26 directory assistance service providers in 12 countries. Visit the company at www.localmatters.com
About European Directories
European Directories (www.europeandirectories.com) is a pan-European directory services group, operating in printed directories, online and mobile searches and directory assistance. It holds the leading market position in the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Gibralter, and has a strong presence in Sweden and Poland. The company has approximately 4,500 employees and services over 750,000 advertisers with long established brands including De Telefoongids, Herold, De Gule Sider, Fonecta and Zlaté Stránky. The company is owned by a consortium led by Macquarie Capital Alliance Group and including Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Macquarie Bank and Nikko Principal Investments.