BookMyShow, the online ticketing firm, has obtained Sharjah-based Nfusion for an unnamed amount in an all-cash agreement. Established by Sivagurunathan S, Shoaib GM Khan, and Prabhakar Reddy, Nfusion is a platform for video-on-demand that will be incorporated in BookMyShow via Jukebox, to enable people to download music.
This feature is already obtainable on the BookMyShow app for both Android and iOS and permits consumers to download songs utilizing the credits for music given to them when movie tickets are booked on the app.
While the Nfusion group will be led by Khan, Sivagurunathan will head the Devops and Architecture groups at BookMyShow, claimed the company to the media in a statement.
Speaking of the acquirement, Director of BookMyShow, Parikshit Dar, claimed, “We have already found our video content upright and are now eager to raid into audio entertainment via our scheme ‘Jukebox.’ The Nfusion group has arrived with innovation capability, immense experience, as well as expertise in managing and building scalable technology solutions. With them and our music label associates, we look forward to providing the widest diversity and perhaps the most excellent audio content to our consumers.”
Earlier, BookMyShow obtained Burrp, a local restaurant recommendation engine based in Mumbai, from Network18. The acquirement is being perfumed on a basis of slouch sale by Foodfesta Wellcare, a division of Big Tree, a related company of Reliance Industries. Reliance Industries is also the Network18’s parent company.
“The acquirement comprises transportations of key assets of Burrp to BookMyShow, including current restaurant partnerships and employees,” BookMyShow claimed to the media in a statement. Big Tree operates and possesses BookMyShow. “The budget for the slump sale is Rs 6.7 Lakh and has been confirmed on the basis of calculation carried out by the company,” said Network18 in a regulatory filing.”Burrp presently lists over 56,000 restaurants across 12 cities and is oldest food-tech business of India. The revenue of the company during fiscal year 2016–2017 was Rs 56.67 Lakh making 0.69% of turnover for Network18. The net value as on this year was calculated Rs 28.89 Crore, Network18 claimed.
It further claimed that keeping into consideration the irrelevant contribution of Burrp to the income as well as the investments, and the focus need to be made, Network18 had made a decision to get rid of the Burrp business.