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Yellow Pages Monitor (Issue 1)

Yellow Pages Monitor (Issue 1)

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A fortnightly newsletter covering developments in the Yellow Pages and local search industry. The newsletter is free and is also available for download at G2Mi.com. G2Mi.com is a leading website providing information and analysis on the global media industry.

A fortnightly newsletter covering developments in the Yellow Pages and local search industry. The newsletter is free and is also available for download at G2Mi.com. G2Mi.com is a leading website providing information and analysis on the global media industry.

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 © Heernet Ventures Limited. All Rights Reserved
Yellow Pages
Industry
 
Monitor
 
| Fortnightly newsletter on the Yellow Pages industry | Issue No. 1, Published 18
th
April 2009 | Published by Heernet Ventures Limited (heernet.com) |
News
 
Publishers face potentially challenging capital restructurings
 
Yellow pages launched new search application
 
Idearc Media and Citysearch form local advertising partnership
 
Eniro and DeTeMedien reached a settlement agreement regarding German dispute
 
Indian yellow pages publisher receives Board approval for Rs 1 billion rights issue
 
Google complete local search enhancements in their search engine
Data
 
Share price performance
 
US Search engine market data (12 months to March 2009)
Advisory services
Heernet Ventures publishes this newsletter as part of its research coverage of the yellow pages industry. Youcan access more research on the yellow pages industry from our research website at G2Mi.com.If you are a media company or financial investor seeking market or company analysis on the yellow pagesindustry, we can assist you. With dedicated research analysts based in both Europe and Asia, we are wellplaced to provide ‘on the ground’ assistance and support in most countries.Over the last five years, we have worked on a number of advisory assignments in the industry on areas suchas growth strategy, product benchmarking, competitor intelligence and acquisition search.For an initial discussion, contact Harjinder Singh-Heer on +44 (0) 208 180 7223 or by email onharjinder@heernet.com.
 
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News
 
Publishers face potentially challenging capitalrestructurings
Date 7th April, 2009
A number of the leading directory publishers are already inor are heading towards capital restructurings. In March, theUS publisher Idearc filed for bankruptcy protection and hassaid that it plans to reduce its debt from US$9 billion toUS$3 billion. R H Donnelley has also not made an interestpayment due on its debt in mid-April; the group had US$9.4billion in debt at end 2008 of which a substantial proportionis due for repayment in 2010 and 2011.In Europe, Seat Pagine Gialle is in the midst of a €200million rights issue. In the recapitalisation, Seat PG wasselling 226 new shares for every five already held at a priceof €0.106 per share. There is also considerable speculationthat Yell may need to refinance its £4 billion debt; but thecompany has denied this.
Yellow pages launches new mobile searchapplication
Date 7th April, 2009
The Canadian directories publishers, Yellow Pages Grouplaunched a new mobile search application BlackBerryhandsets and iPhones. The application includes advancedfeatures that make better use of handset capability, includingGPS-based proximity search and voice search.
Eniro and DeTeMedien reach a settlementregarding their dispute in Germany
Date 14th April, 2009
The directory publishers Eniro and DeTeMedien GmbHhave reached a settlement in their dispute in Germany. Thedispute arose in respect of Eniro´s acquisition of Windhagerin December 2000 and the termination of partnershipagreements between Windhager and DeTeMedien. Eniroexited the German market in 2007.
Idearc Media and Citysearch form local advertisingpartnership.
 
Date 16th April, 2009
Idearc Media has formed a local advertising partnership withthe local information website. As part of the agreement,Citysearch will integrate Idearc Media's Superpages.comperformance-based advertisers into Citysearch's publishernetwork. Superpages.com is now one of the two leadingyellow pages websites in the USA; it has built an extensivenetwork of third party website partners.
Indian yellow pages publisher receives Boardapproval for Rs 1 billion rights issue
 
Date 16th April, 2009
One of India’s leading yellow pages publishers, InfomediaIndia has received Board approval for a Rs 1 billion rightsissue. Other details of the capital raising are yet to beconfirmed. Infomedia is one of India leading yellow pagespublishers with a strong presence in most of the largestcities. The group is majority owned by the diversified mediagroup, Network 18.
Google complete local search enhancements intheir search engine
 
Date 16th April, 2009
Google have completed an enhancement to their searchengine so it will display local search results even when auser doesn’t type in a location. The search now determinesthe user’s location based on their IP address, and displaysrelated businesses within that address’ geographic area. Thelocal search element primarily works off the data thatbusinesses have uploaded to Google’s Local BusinessCentre.
 
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Share price data
 
Company name ReutersCodeBloombergCodeCurrency Currentprice% Change1 week 1 mth 6 mth 12 mth
Eniro ENIRO.ST ENRO.SS SEK 10.25 32.3% 48.6% -51.0% -76.9%Pages Jaunes PAJ.PA PAJ.FP EUR 7.48 7.9% 18.9% -3.4% -37.8%Seat Pagine Gialle PGIT.MI PG:IM EUR 0.65 -27.0% -83.5% -95.7% -97.7%Telegate TGTE.DE TGT:GR EUR 8.83 5.4% 25.2% -1.5% -24.7%Yell Group YELL.L YELL:LN GBP 26.25 19.3% 110.0% -67.9% -86.0%Yellow Pages Income Fund YLO_u.TO YLO-U:CN CAD 5.92 -2.5% 4.0% -29.5% -45.9%Yellow Pages (Singapore) YELP.SI YPG:SP SGD 0.25 36.1% 48.5% -16.9% -70.5%
Date updated: 16
th
April 2009
EniroPagesJaunesSeat Pagine GialleTelegateYell GroupYellow Pages (Singapore)

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