GEO HOLDINGS CORPORATION

GEO Group Timeline

As of June 1, 2019

1986
Jun.
Founder Yuki Endo starts operating a video rental shop (Video Roadshow, Misato branch) in Toyota-city, Aichi Prefecture 1988Apr.
1988
Apr.
The private business is reorganized as a corporate entity
1989
Dec.
The name is changed to “GEO Milda,” beginning use of the store name GEO
2000
Nov.
GEO CORPORATION lists on Osaka Securities Exchange’s NASDAQ Japan market (now called JASDAQ)
2002
Oct.
Acquires Sogo Denki Co., Ltd. in Hokkaido through court-led rehabilitation proceedings as a 100% subsidiary and renames it GEO YES Co., Ltd. (absorbed into GEO CORPORATION in October 2010)
2003
Jul.
Acquires Rocky Co. in Shikoku, as a wholly owned subsidiary, renames it GEO STATION, and enters the Shikoku market. (GEO STATION is absorbed into GEO CORPORATION in October 2010)
Aug.
Acquires Takarabune Co., Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary through court-led rehabilitation proceedings, renames it GEO ACTIVE Co., Ltd. (GEO ACTIVE is absorbed into GEO CORPORATION in October 2010)
2004
Jan.
Lists on the First Section of both the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange
Jun.
Acquires Matsumoto Denki Co., Ltd., as a wholly owned subsidiary through court-led rehabilitation proceedings, renames it GEO REACLE Co., Ltd. (absorbed into GEO CORPORATION in October 2010)
2005
Dec.
Opens a GEO Shop in Shimanto City in Kochi Prefecture, achieving management target of opening GEO Shops in all 47 prefectures
2008
Jun.
Acquires more FOR YOU shares through a TOB and third-party allocation and forms a consolidated subsidiary
Jul.
Acquires Posren Co., Ltd., as a wholly owned subsidiary
2010
Jan.
FOR YOU Co., Ltd. is renamed 2nd STREET Co., Ltd.
May.
Acquires EISYS, Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary
Jul.
Acquires WAREHOUSE Co., Ltd. as a consolidated subsidiary through a TOB
Sep.
Converts 2nd STREET into a wholly owned subsidiary
Oct.
Merges and absorbs 11 consolidated subsidiaries involved with operation of GEO Shops, takes over retail service operations
2011
Nov.
GEO Group transitions to a holding-company structure, GEO HOLDINGS CORPORATION, and spins off entertainment media business as GEO CORPORATION
2013
Apr.
GEO CORPORATION absorbs 2nd STREET, retains the GEO CORPORATION name
Jul.
Relocated Headquarters to Nagoya-City, Aichi
Nov.
Acquires Family Book as a wholly owned subsidiary
2014
Apr.
GEO CORPORATION absorbs WAREHOUSE Co., Ltd. retains the GEO CORPORATION name
Launched retail store specializing on mobile devices
Oct.
Posren Co., Ltd. is renamed GEO NETWORKS CORPORATION
Dec.
Acquires Gramolucks Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary
2017
Feb.
Acquires World mobile corporation as a wholly owned subsidiary
Jun.
Acquires Chelsea International Co.,Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary
2018
Jan.
Opens 2nd STREET Melrose in the United States of America, achieving very 1st store abroad in Reuse industry
2019
Apr.
Acquires Ookura as a wholly owned subsidiary