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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.

H&M increases investment in second-hand platform Sellpy

Sellpy

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. Continue reading

Ecommerce Europe and EMOTA join forces

Ecommerce Europe and EMOTA

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’. Continue reading

Takeaway confirms bid for Just Eat

Takeaway.com

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. Continue reading

Etsy acquires music gear marketplace Reverb

Etsy acquires Reverb

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. Continue reading

Outfittery and Modomoto announce merger

Outfittery and Modomoto

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. Continue reading

Delivery Hero acquires Hungrig.se

Hungrig.se

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. Continue reading

The Delivery Group acquires Onepost

The Delivery Group

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. Continue reading

Essilor acquires German online optical retailer Brille24

Brille24

Essilor International is actively expanding its footprint in Europe and Latin America with four different acquisitions. In Germany, the optics company acquired online retailer Brille24, while in Greece, Essilor partner Shamir acquired Union Optic. Continue reading

Insolvent Lesara fails to attract investor

Lesara

Things aren’t looking good for online retailer Lesara. The insolvent ecommerce player is searching for investors and it almost got one interested to take over. But at the last minute, that investor dropped out. Now, the inventory will soon be on sale and there are several parties interested in acquiring Lesara’s logistics center. Continue reading

Shopify acquires Tictail

Tictail

Ecommerce software provider Shopify has acquired the Swedish startup Tictail. The news was confirmed when merchants using Tictail tried to log in and got a message about the ecommerce platform joining Shopify. Continue reading