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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.

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Etsy acquires music gear marketplace Reverb

Etsy acquires music gear marketplace 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 announce merger

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

Delivery Hero acquires 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 acquires Onepost

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

Essilor acquires German online optical retailer 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

Insolvent Lesara fails to attract investor

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

Shopify acquires 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

Ecommerce Foundation acquires 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

Stamps.com acquires 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 form joint venture

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