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B2X Ranks No. 3 for Fastest-Growing Private Companies on the 2016 Inc. 5000 Europe List

B2X Boasts Three-Year Sales Growth of 2,480%  to Secure Slot among European Business Leaders   MUNICH, GERMANY – March 4, 2016 –  Inc. Magazine ranked B2X, the leading technology provider of customer care services for smartphones, third on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in Europe over the past three years. B2X supports global manufacturer brands like Apple, Motorola and OnePlus along with digital insurance providers such as AIG and Schutzklick by providing superior customer service to their end-users. The Inc. 5000 Europe represents the only comprehensive look at what may be the most dynamic segment of the world’s economy: fast-growing private companies. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Clif Bar, Intuit, Chobani, Zipcar, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500. “We are honored and humbled to be included on this list along with so many of our impressive European colleagues,” states Dieter Weisshaar, Chief Commercial Officer at B2X. “B2X has a bright future ahead of it. We look forward to continued growth with our clients by ensuring their customers have a minimum disruption of their digital lives and stay always online.” The 2016 Inc. 5000 Europe list, unveiled this week on Inc.com, includes infographics and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria. It serves as a unique report card on the European economy: despite the sluggish economic climate, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to €110 billion, up from €40 billion in 2011, with an average three-year growth rate of 226%. The list features an amazing group of thriving businesses growing at breakneck speed over the past three years:

  • In aggregate, Inc. 5000 Europe companies grew 176+% over the past three years, generating €70 billion in increased annual revenue.
  • To make the top 500, a company had to have achieved a remarkable three-year growth of 403%.
  • Of the 39 countries included in this pan-European list, Sweden, the United Kingdom and France fielded the most companies.

This year’s list also offers rare insight into which industries fared the best during a difficult stretch for Europe’s economy. With average growth rates of over 227% percent, Security and Telecommunications ranked as the fastest-growing industries, followed by Education, at 220%. Manufacturing is the top industry by total revenue (€15.4 billion), and Advertising & Marketing companies claimed 4 of the top ten spots. “In Europe as in the U.S., entrepreneurs are the wellspring of innovation, daring and growth,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “We are proud to recognize the Inc. 5000 Europe for their ingenuity, creativity, and tenacity—qualities that have always united entrepreneurs around the world.” A feature on this year’s ranking can be found in the March 2016 issue of Inc. magazine. Complete results, including infographics and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at Inc.com/inc5000eu. Average Growth Rate of Inc. 5000 Europe Companies is 226+% with Annual Revenue of €110 Billion

About B2X B2X is the leading global provider of end-to-end customer care solutions for mobile and IoT devices. Founded in 2007, B2X helps many of the world’s leading mobile and consumer IoT companies deliver a superior after-sales service experience. The company’s unique positioning is based on its global service partner network and its SMARTCARE Technology platform that connects everything to a digitally integrated customer care ecosystem. With more than 1,000 employees and over 500 trusted partners in 140 countries worldwide, B2X is the premier after-sales service provider for manufacturers, insurance providers, carriers and retailers. For additional information, visit www.b2x.comB2X Twitter, B2X LinkedIn.

Methodology The 2016 Inc. 5000 Europe is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be European-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies —as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is €200,000; the minimum for 2014 is €2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. The full Inc. 5000 Europe list can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000eu.

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 11,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/ . The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Started Now in its 35th year, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, free-flowing networking, and evening functions. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit https://www.inc.com/.

Contact Kimberly Meyer Head of Global Marketing & Communication B2X Care Solutions kimberly.meyer@b2x.com Chelsea Barone Grayling for B2X Chelsea.barone@grayling.com