MeetNLunch, Thailand’s #1 matchmaking company, becomes southeast asia’s largest dating group
MeetNLunch expands into 5 countries in Southeast Asia
SINGAPORE, 12 October 2015 - MeetNLunch, the number one personalized matchmaking service for busy professionals in Thailand, has expanded into Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. The company also plans to launch a scalable dating service in Australia next year.
“We saw great potential for synergy in our respective businesses and company cultures. Through this M&A, we have immediate access to the growing singles market in SEA and this will bring us closer to cementing our position as the biggest dating player in Southeast Asia and accelerating our goal of creating 1,000,000 marriages,” Violet Lim, CEO and co-founder of Lunch Actually Group says.
“When it comes to any mergers and acquisitions, the ability to integrate successfully is extremely important. Having known the founder for many years, we recognise that we share many common values and beliefs. We are confident that by coming together, we will grow the business to an unprecedented level.”
Launched in Thailand in 2006 by Nikki Asaavathorn, MeetNLunch has merged with Lunch Actually Group to expand to Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Jakarta. The company is accredited by SDNTrust, Case Trust, and the Matchmaking Institute of New York, with co-founder Violet Lim being the first Asian to be certified by the Matchmaking Institute of New York. To date, the Lunch Actually Group has around 400,000 members in its combined database and has arranged more than 40,000 dates. Last year alone, the group’s cash revenue grew by more than 50% and hit a new revenue milestone of US$5 million, making it the biggest dating agency in Southeast Asia.
This expansion is intended to enable the group to reach new heights. According to Nikki Assavathorn, Founder of MeetNLunch, dating and matchmaking services are extremely in demand in Thailand, and the industry is still growing at a rapid pace. “One of the factors that helped MeetNLunch achieve so much success is our ability to recognise the needs of singles and pivot our products and services accordingly,” Nikki states.
“With our trusted reputation in Thailand, and Lunch Actually Group’s proven experience in expansion and scaling up, we are confident that we can reach out to even more singles in Thailand.”
MeetNLunch is highly regarded for its professionalism and dedication to its clients. MeetNLunch has more than 150,000 members in its combined database and has arranged around 10,000 dates. Similar to Lunch Actually, MeetNLunch’s clientele comprises mainly of successful entrepreneurs, CEOs, hedge fund managers, and other financially stable and commitment-minded professionals. Many of these professionals who have been used to outsourcing different aspects of their lives to financial advisors, headhunters and others, prefer to work with professional matchmakers than to leave their love lives up to chance.
Other than its matchmaking service, MeetNLunch also owns the well-established mobile dating app, Available, with a database of over 100,000 users. Being new to the mobile dating app industry, Lunch Actually Group will be able to benefit from MeetNLunch’s experience and expertise in the mobile dating app industry to improve upon its newly launched app, LunchClick.
With this M&A, MeetNLunch will also be launching brands including eSynchrony, LunchClick and MeetNLunch Academy. In the coming months, the group will roll out its various product offerings into the Thai market.
MeetNLunch Bangkok Office:
Amarin Tower, 9th Floor, Ploen Chit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 1033
Tel. 02 652 0044