Thrasio, a company that acquires Amazon FBA brands and then scales them, will expand its recent 200 million euros commitment to 500 million euros. It will use this money to acquire ecommerce businesses in Germany and further expand its growth across Europe.
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.
Ecommerce automation platform Lengow has been acquired by Marlin Equity Partners. The global investment fund says it has big plans with Lengow. It wants to make the French company the leading ecommerce platform on the market.
Online fashion retailer Asos has required Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT, all brands from Arcadia, a retail group that fell into administration at the end of last year. Asos will take over the brands as well as the stock, but it won’t take on the physical stores.
Thrasio, a large acquirer of Amazon FBA businesses, has announced a commitment of 200 million pounds (220 million euros) to complete acquisitions of ecommerce companies in the United Kingdom. It has also announced the acquisition of Maximo Fitniss, its 11th acquisition in the UK.
Zalando has announced it acquired Fision, a Swiss company that offers a mobile body scanning solution. For Zalando, the acquisition is part of its investment in the customer experience.
Nexi, the biggest payments processor in Italy, has agreed to acquire fintech rival SIA for about 4.6 billion euros. The combined company will be one of Europe’s biggest payments companies.
Ecommerce platform provider xSellco, which operates Repricer.com, has acquired Lucid Interactive, the company behind RepricerExpress. As a result, an enhanced version of Repricer.com has been launched today.
Afterpay has announced plans to buy Pagantis, its European rival. The Australian company is set to pay 50 million euros for the buy-now-pay-later company. The acquisition is part of Afterpay’s global expansion plans.
Consignor Group, a Nordic delivery management software company, has been acquired by Francisco Partners. The private equity firm pays 1.5 billion Norwegian kroner (almost 140 million euros) for the deal. Founder Peter Thomsen will continue as CEO and a 30 percent shareholder in Consignor Group.
eBay’s classified ad business will be sold to Adevinta for 9.2 billion dollars in cash and stock. eBay will receive 2.5 billion in cash and approximately 540 million shares. This gives eBay control of 44 percent of the company and 33 percent of the voting rights.
Schwarz Gruppe, a major retail group that owns Lidl and Kaufland, has acquired Real.de from SCP Group. Real.de is one of the largest online marketplaces in Germany.
Just Eat Takeaway, the Dutch-British meal delivery company, has acquired Grubhub, a food delivery service from the US. It’s an extra interesting acquisition from Just Eat Takeaway: competitor Uber Eats had also been trying to acquire Grubhub.
Online fashion retailer Boohoo has acquired PrettyLittleThing. The company already owned 66 percent of PrettyLittleThing’s shares, but now Boohoo also owns the remaining 34 percent of shares. These shares come from Umar Kamani, the son of Boohoo co-founder Mahmud Kamani, and business partner Paul Papworth.
Goodiebox, a beauty subscription box from Denmark, has acquired Bette Box, a Finish startup that also sells beauty on subscription. For Goodiebox, the acquisition means its first out-of-company investment.
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.