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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.

‘Amazon wants to acquire Shop Apotheke’

Shop-Apotheke

Amazon wants to enter the pharmacy market in Germany. According to trade publication Aphoteke Adhoc, Amazon wants to take over market leader Shop Apotheke. But this online retailer has clarified that currently there are not talks or negotiations with Amazon. Continue reading

CloserStill Media acquires eCommerce Expo

eCommerce Expo 2017

The eCommerce Expo, held on 27 and 28 September in London, has a new owner. Today, CloserStill Media, Justin Opie and Graeme Howe have announced that they are acquiring eCommerce Expo from UBM. Howe and Opie are the former owners of IMP Events, from where they launched eCommerce Expo in 2006. Continue reading

Vente-Privée acquires online wine store Le Petit Ballon

Le Petit Ballon

Vente-Privée has acquired Le Petit Ballon, a French ecommerce website that sells wines on a subscription basis. The French shop sells over one million bottles a year and will further boost Vente-Privée’s wine sales. Continue reading

Klarna acquires German payment company Billpay

Klarna

Klarna today announced it acquired BillPay, a German online payment company that’s active in several European countries. With the acquisition, Klarna wants to strengthen its position in Europe and further grow in the region. Continue reading

Delivery Hero acquires Foodpanda

DeliveryHero and Foodpanda

Berlin-based food delivery company Delivery Hero has acquired Berlin-based food delivery company Foodpanda. And both companies are backed by Rocket Internet. With the deal, the German incubator will increase its Delivery Hero stake to 37.7 percent. Continue reading

Home24 acquires recommerce company Returbo

Home24 acquires Returbo

European online furniture store Home24 has acquired Returbo, a German ecommerce company that sells overstock, promotional and second-hand goods and returns. The two companies already worked together since last year, but now Rocket Internet’s portfolio company took over Returbo. Continue reading

Klarna wants to acquire German payment company BillPay

Klarna

Klarna is reported to have made a bid for German payment service BillPay. That company is now owned by Wonga, a major British short-term lender which lending practices have been controversial. Wonga is said to consider the offer Swedish fintech company Klarna has made. Continue reading

CEO Danish retailer Bestseller acquires Miinto

Miinto

Anders Holch Povlsen, the sole owner of Danish online retailer Bestseller, has invested a double-digit million-euro sum in Miinto Group, a Danish platform that hosts 20,000 brands on one online platform. Most of the investment will be used for creating more awareness and for developing on new digital solutions. Continue reading

Vente-Privée acquires Polish shopping club Złote Wyprzedaże

Vente-privee.com acquires Polish shopping club Złote Wyprzedaże

French private-sale group Vente-Privée has again acquired a fashion player in Europe. Yesterday it announced it attained a majority stake in Złote Wyprzedaże, the biggest online shopping club in Poland. With the acquisition, Vente-Privée expands its activities in Eastern Europe. Continue reading