Notice of Merger – GMO Japan Market Intelligence and GMO Research, Inc.


To Business Partner,

This announcement is to notify you that the effective December 1st, 2010, GMO Japan Market Intelligence and its parent company, GMO Research, Inc., will merge together under the single entity of GMO Research, Inc.

This merger will not impact any ongoing of future projects, and we will continue to service your market research needs whether your study involves traditional, online, or “new” methodologies such as eye-tracking, MROC, social media research, and mobile research.

We look forward to our partnership with you.

Tsuneo Orito
Executive Vice President and COO,
GMO Japan Market Intelligence K.K.

About Our parent company, GMO Research, Inc.: GMO Research, Inc. is part of GMO Internet Group, the largest conglomerate in Japan with 76 companies. The four major business of the Group includes Web Infrastructure & E-Commerce, Internet Media, Internet Securities, and Social Media & Smartphone Platform. There are five companies that are publicly listed, including those two on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Supported by over 2,300 employees, the Group has top market share in the following areas: Internet Security, Payment Processing, E-Commerce Solutions, Web Hosting, Domain and FX Trading. With the Headquarters located in Tokyo, GMO is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. Group operations have expanded into the U.S., the U.K., Belgium, China, Korea, Singapore, India, and Vietnam.