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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.

Takeaway acquires Just Eat

Takeaway.com

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. Continue reading

Payoneer acquires German payments company Optile

Payoneer

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. Continue reading

Otto Group sells Sportscheck

Sportscheck

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. Continue reading

Carrefour sells Rue du Commerce

Rue du Commerce

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. Continue reading

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