LD&A Jupiter acted as financial advisor to Aquafadas on its trade sale to Canadian Kobo, a subsidiary of Japanese e-commerce leader RAKUTEN.

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"Six years after its creation, this company is living a real French success story" tells Florence Ribes, Partner at LD&A Jupiter, in charge of the transaction. "Aquafadas started with B2C offers, commercialising digital content animation tools on its website as well as on the comics retail platform AVECOMICS. Eventually, its advanced publishing technologies turned the company into an essential B2B tool for some of the biggest news and media groups who use the Aquafadas suite to carry and enliven their content on tablets worldwide.nnLD&A Jupiter  witnessed the evolution of Aquafadas from a promising and highly sought-after software publishing company, discussing the transaction with some of the internet's most well-known names, right until the end of the negotiations with Kobo.nnKobo?s strategy and fast-paced growth present a large array of opportunities for Aquafadas with many more applications to develop and markets to reach. Aquafadas can rely on the wide global audience of KOBO and RAKUTEN in education, communication and self publishing."
Kobo and Aquafadas share a common vision of delivering rich content to consumers around the world and providing tools that enable publishers to easily produce this content.
Aquafadas' existing clients will be able to benefit from large distribution channels encompassing the millions of users of the tablets launched by Kobo to compete with Amazon's Kindle.