Rambler & Co bought back a controlling stake in linguistic software developer RCO

    According to SPARK-Interfax , Rambler & Co bought 51% of RCO . It is also owned by Vladimir Pleshko (14.5%), Igor Fedotchenko (14%), Vladimir Strelnikov (10.5%), Pavel Polyakov (5%) and Alexander Antonov (5%). In 2013, RCO revenue amounted to 38.6 million rubles. According to Nikolai Davydov, managing partner of Gagarin Capital, the deal could amount to 75 million rubles “plus an option to purchase the remaining 49%.”

    RCO solutions in the field of analysis and recognition of natural languages ​​allow you to categorize large arrays of texts, combine similar documents into plots, and extract information (for example, references to organizations, people, geographical objects, brands, events with participants and their roles). RCO supplies software and develops information retrieval and analytical systems. The company's customers are corporations and government agencies: Gazprom , the Ministry of Justice , the Bank of Russia , the FSB , Rusnano , MegaFon , Sberbank .

    Rambler & Co Deputy General Manager Maxim Tadevosyan is confident that the acquisition of a stake in RCO will help the holding advance “in the field of combining intellectual content analysis and advertising technologies.” “In addition, we aim to launch a new unique boxed product in the Cyrillic segment of the Internet for the PR sector, which will help the industry get analytics from various digital media in one place, he told Kommersant.

    Many participants in the IT market are aware of the need for technologies for working with unstructured data. IDC studies show that by 2020, the amount of digital data in the world will exceed 35 thousand exabytes, of which more than 80% are unstructured, said ABBYY Senior Vice President Maxim Mikhailov.

    Rambler & Co holding was founded on April 15, 2014. It includes Poster-Rambler and SUP Media. According to the results of 2013, Rambler & Co with revenue of $ 133 million took fifth place in the ranking of Internet companies in Russia, according to Forbes magazine.

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