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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.

ACI Worldwide acquires German payment processor PAY.ON

ACI acquires PAY.ON

ACI Worldwide has announced it acquired German ecommerce payments solutions provider PAY.ON. The global provider of e-payment and banking solutions acquired 100 percent of PAY.ON’s equity in a combination of cash and stock. PAY.ON is now being valued at 180 million euros. Continue reading

Dutch logistics company Docdata sells ecommerce arm

Dutch logistics company Docdata sells ecommerce arm

Docdata, a Dutch company that’s specialized in e-fulfilment, return logistics and online payment services, has sold its ecommerce arm to the American company Ingram Micro for 175 million dollars (€153.4 million). Docdata claims becoming part of Ingram will give the company the necessary scale to compete with other ecommerce service providers. Continue reading

New owner for Dutch retail chains Dixons, MyCom and iCentre

New owner for Dutch telecom retail chains

The Dutch telecom retail chains Dixons, MyCom and iCentre are saved. Their previous owner BAS Group was declared bankrupt, but the retail chains will continue to operate under new owner Relevant Holdings. Now 30 Dixons stores, 22 MyCom stores and 24 iCentre stores as well as their online stores will continue selling items such as white goods, telecom products and IT devices. Continue reading

Vente-privee acquires Belgian competitor Vente-exclusive

Vente-privee acquires majority stake in Vente-exclusive

Vente-privee.com has acquired a majority stake in its Belgian competitor Vente-exclusive.com. The Belgian stakeholders will keep the remaining 49.9%. They will lead and support the further development of the website, which offers daily sales with discounts of 30% to 70% off the retail price. Continue reading

Carrefour wants to buy ecommerce player Rue du Commerce

Rue du Commerce

Carrefour is in exclusive negotiations with the owner of ecommerce retailer Rue du Commerce to buy all of the French company. If the acquisition goes through, Carrefour can boost its non-food online retail business. It’s said Carrefour will pay between 20 and 30 million euros for Rue du Commerce. Continue reading

MyOptique acquires two eyewear retailers

MyOptique Group

Online optical retailer MyOptique Group is expanding its presence in Europe. It acquired German rival 4care and the UK-based online eyewear retailer Eyewearbrands. Earlier this year, MyOptique Group acquired Netzoptiker, another eyewear retailer from Germany. According to the company, it’s on track to delivery €100 million sales across Europe this year, with over three million eyewear customers served online. Continue reading

Nordic retailer Adlibris acquires gardening site Odla.nu

Adlibris acquires Odla.nu

The Adlibris Group has acquired Odla.nu, the biggest gardening website in Sweden. With the acquisition the Adlibris Group continues to grow, while slowly moving away from the books it once started selling. The Adlibris Group’s websites are increasingly about customers sharing their passion. Continue reading

FedEx buys Dutch delivery service TNT for 4.4 billion euro

Yesterday FedEx announced that it wants to buy the Dutch delivery company TNT for $4.8 billion (4.4 billion euro) to strengthen its ground delivery options in Europe. Currently FedEx is already active in 220 countries but in Europe it’s still a relative small company. With TNT it could become one of the major players in the ecommerce logistics industry, at least in the B2B market. Continue reading