Google has acquired Pointy, a startup that helps physical retailers with showcasing their products online. Pointy has been a partner of Google for years, for the search engine’s “See what’s in store” section that is shown on business profiles on Google search.
Here you’ll find all the ecommerce news articles we’ve written about acquisitions. This news may come in handy when you want to see what kind of acquisitions were made the last couple of months or even years.
Takeaway has finally acquired Just Eat. For months, the Dutch company had been trying to take over its competitor. But Naspers was also trying to acquire Just Eat. Now, the stakeholders have accepted the offer from Takeaway.
Payoneer has acquired Optile, a German payment platform that gives businesses access to any payment method and provider. With the acquisition, Payoneer wants to further build a platform that drives global growth for enterprises, marketplaces and small and medium-sized business worldwide.
Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof has acquired multichannel retailer Sportscheck from the Otto Group. The Otto Group decided to sell its daughter company, because it thinks this gives Sportscheck the best possible chance of long-term business viability.
French supermarket retailer Carrefour is ready to sell its online shop Rue du Commerce. Only three years ago, Carrefour acquired consumer electronics retailer Rue de Commerce, but now it wants to focus more on food instead of electronics.
Supermercato24, an Italian same-day delivery service for online grocery, has announced the acquisition of Szopi, an on-demand grocery delivery service from Poland.
H&M continues to invest in Sellpy, an online platform for second-hand fashion. The Swedish fashion retail group started investing in Sellpy four years ago and has since then joined all investment rounds. Now, H&M has become a majority owner, with an approximate 70 percent stake in the re-commerce platform.
Ecommerce Europe and EMOTA, the two biggest European ecommerce associations, will join forces. The merger will become fully effective as of 1 January next year, with the two associations continuing under the name ‘Ecommerce Europe’.
Dutch food delivery group Takeaway has confirmed it wants to acquire its British competitor Just Eat. If Just Eat and Takeaway successfully end talks, the combined company will be one of the largest food delivery companies in the world.
Etsy, the global marketplace for handmade and vintage items, has acquired Reverb. This is a six-year old company that enables people to buy and sell new, used, and vintage music gear. The deal is for about 246 million euros in cash.
Dutch ecommerce company All4running is expanding to Germany. With the acquisition of German competitor 21Run, All4running is further shaping its ambitions to become an important running specialist in Europe.
German fashion start-ups Outfittery and Modomoto are merging. Exact deal terms were not disclosed, but for sure the new company will operate only under the Outfittery brand in the German-speaking countries, the Benelux, Sweden and Denmark.
Delivery Hero has bought another competitor in Europe. This time it’s Swedish food delivery service Hungrig.se. As a result, the German company is now active with three different brands in Sweden.
The Delivery Group announced it has acquired independent postal management provider Onepost. It’s unknown how much the UK postal and ecommerce operator paid for Onepost, but it will bring together two major players in the British mail and ecommerce sector.
Ant Financial, the Alibaba-owned fintech company, has acquired currency exchange and payments company WorldFirst. By taking over the UK company, Chinese internet giant Alibaba can take a major step into Europe.