Zigexn Inc. acquires MatchinGood

21 Dec 2018

Tokyo-headquartered Zigexn Inc., which operates multiple auto, jobs and property sites, has acquired jobs-matching cloud system MatchinGood to strengthen its recruitment business segment.

While the acquisition price is undisclosed, Zigexn bought all the principal shares (1,099) of MatchinGood, making it a subsidiary. MatchinGood is headquartered in Tokyo and provides SaaS (software-as-a-service) matching to recruiters and temporary staffing companies. It has 260 clients.

Founded in 2006, Zigexn Inc. (TSE: 3679) owns a number of recruitment verticals. These include a recruitment site for pharmacists at Yakuzaishikyujin-Ex.jp, a nursing career-change site at Kangokyujin-Ex.jp, a comprehensive jobs site at Job.Dmkt-Sp.jp, a job site for part-timers at AruBaito-Ex.jp, a temp jobs site at Haken-Ex.jp, and a career-change site at Tenshoku-Ex.jp.

This is the second time the company has bought a recruitment management system. It acquired HR tech company BrainLab in July 2014.

Zigexn also runs a used-car price comparison site and marketplace at Kuruma-Ex.jp, a car search engine at Kuruma-Ex.jp/UsedCar, and a used-cars exporting site at Car-Tana.com. In terms of property verticals, the company owns a used-apartments trading portal at Menoreno.jp and a rental property search engine at Smocca.jp.

It took over Yahoo Japan’s used-cars exporting site TradeCarView.com last month.

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Tariq Ahmed Saeedi

Tariq Ahmed Saeedi writes stories on sharing economies in Asia – particularly Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. He joined the AIM Group in January 2016. Tariq is also a spotter, monitoring global marketplace industry’s updates. He carries more than 15 years of writing experience. Tariq frequently contributes economic/tech news and analysis to a daily The News International and a magazine. He has also written features and interview articles for various other publications and some of his write-ups have been cited for references in reports by the World Bank and archived in Florida Institute of Technology’s library. Tariq has also narrated corporate website content for Audi importer in Pakistan and others. He started his career from a television’s current affairs department in 2003 and later joined the country’s premier news agency Pakistan Press International.