Infoteria Corporation acquires This Place Limited, the digital design and strategy consultancy.

Japan-listed Infoteria Corporation has completed the acquisition of This Place Limited, a UK-based global digital design studio that specialises in creating digital experiences and services for consumers of international brands. Its work includes designing global e-commerce experiences across all digital platforms through to building new innovative platforms such as social shopping experiences via networks such as Facebook. This Place has offices in London and Seattle serving a global client base including Delhaize Group and T-Mobile.

The acquisition builds on Infoteria Corporation’s digital software intellectual property (IP) development capabilities, enabling the group to realise its potential fully in using world class design services for its own IP product development. The acquisition also expands the group’s capability into full design and development of platforms for global brands via This Place Limited’s existing and fast-growing client base.

Comment from – This Place CEO, Dusan Hamlin

This Place CEO, Dusan Hamlin
“We are excited to be a member of Infoteria Group. This Place Limited helps Fortune 500 brands design products and services for the digital economy. Since our inception in 2012, we’ve forged partnerships with companies whose capabilities complement ours to dramatically improve customers’ digital experiences and/or bring new digital products to market. As part of the Infoteria group, we can now offer strong product development skills as part of our portfolio. Our companies share remarkably similar organisational culture and technology goals. Our product strategy and design skills and Infoteria’s software skills are a perfect marriage – this will be key to the future growth and continued global success of the Infoteria Corporation.”

Comment from Yoichiro “Pina” Hirano, CEO of Infoteria Corporation

Yoichiro “Pina” Hirano, CEO of Infoteria Corporation
“Infoteria aims to create innovative “connectivity” software that will contribute to the world market. I am very excited that This Place will join us, as I strongly believe that together we can make design-oriented products for ourselves and our partner clients that set the trend for product development now and the future. In addition, this is an important step forward for us as we become a global software provider which will continue building digital products for many years to come.”

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