LivingSocial Expands Internationally With Acquisitions in Asia, Middle East

LivingSocial, the second-largest deals provider after Groupon, is now in 21 countries after making three acquisitions. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. LivingSocial acquired Ensogo, which operates sites in Thailand and the Philippines; DealKeren, an Ensogo company based in Indonesia; and GoNabit, which operates in the United Arab Emirates. LivingSocial also has introduced deals in the Netherlands. Groupon operates in at least 43 countries.


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