Jan 2019

DCS Advisory Acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Playwire on its Acquisition by FreakOut

DCS Advisory, a leading investment banking firm, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to its client Playwire, a global technology company that specializes in maximizing advertising monetization for publishers, on its acquisition by FreakOut, the global marketing technology company.

FreakOut is part of FreakOut Holdings (TSE:6094) and based in Tokyo, Japan. The acquisition provides FreakOut with access to new markets while Playwire benefits from FreakOut’s premium Asian media partners.

“By joining forces with our Asian counterpart FreakOut, we have become one of the largest global media and technology companies in the world for digital advertising. We look forward to working together with the FreakOut team to create strategic synergies by mutually leveraging our group assets across North America, Europe, and Asia,” said Jayson Dubin, CEO of Playwire.

“Chris Hieb and the team at DCS Advisory were true partners to us throughout this process. I knew we needed an advisor who understood our space and had the right relationships with buyers. They delivered, advocating for us tirelessly and guiding us to the right outcome for both our firm and FreakOut,” Mr. Dubin continued.

About DCS Advisory
DCS Advisory LLC is a leading investment bank specializing in M&A and private capital raising. DCS Advisory is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings Inc. and is an indirect subsidiary of Daiwa Securities Group Inc. Along with sister company DC Advisory, other Daiwa affiliates, and alliance partners, DCS Advisory is part of an established global brand with more than 900 professionals in 34 offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. DCS Advisory covers a broad range of industries including Aerospace, Defense and Government Services, Business and Tech-Enabled Services, Industrials, Consumer, Retail and Leisure, Media and Telecom, and Technology and Software. For more information please visit www.dcsadvisory.com.

These materials have been prepared by DCS Advisory solely for informational purposes and do not constitute or form part of, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or issue, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation with respect to any securities.