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Acquisition

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.

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

Ecommerce Foundation acquires Scamadviser

Scamadviser

Ecommerce Foundation has acquired the British website Scamadviser, which aims to help online shoppers make a well-informed decision before they buy something online. With the technology behind the website, Ecommerce Foundation wants to further strengthen its global ecommerce trustmark solution. Continue reading

Stamps.com acquires MetaPack

MetaPack

Ecommerce delivery platform MetaPack has been acquired by Stamps, a shipping software solution from the US. Stamps.com, which also offers provides postage online, bought the UK business for approximately 197 million euros. Continue reading

Kaufhof and Karstadt form joint venture

Kaufhof and Karstadt

Two major German department store chains, Kaufhof and Karstadt, will form a joint venture after Hudson’s Bay sells half of its European business to Signa Holding. The latter will hold only a little bit more than half of the entity and will manage the operating business. Continue reading

Takeaway.com acquires Foodarena in Switzerland

Takeaway.com

Online food delivery service Takeaway.com has acquired Foodarena, a similar company from Switzerland, from its main competitor Delivery Hero. The acquisition doesn’t mean Takeaway.com is entering a new market, as the Dutch company was already operating a food delivery service in Switzerland. Continue reading

Klarna acquires universal shopping cart Shop.co

Shop.co

Klarna has acquired Shop.co, a small German startup that wants to simplify online shopping by offering a universal shopping cart. There’s little known about the deal, but according to Klarna it’s mostly about the acquisition of intellectual property and taking over a mere Shop.co employees. Continue reading

PayPal acquires iZettle

iZettle E-commerce

PayPal has signed an agreement to acquire iZettle, a Swedish fintech company that’s aimed at small businesses. PayPal will pay 2.2 billion euros for iZettle, which makes it the biggest acquisition of PayPal ever. Continue reading

Coop acquires online marketplace Siroop

Online marketplace Siroop from Switzerland

Swiss retail company Coop will be the total owner of online marketplace Siroop with effect from the first of May. On that day, the major retail and wholesale company will acquire the 50 percent share package of Swisscom. Coop and Swisscom jointly launched Siroop in 2016. Continue reading