Category Archives: Acquisitions

$1.74 billion acquisition deal: China’s biggest online travel company agrees to acquire Edinburgh-based Skyscanner

Ctrip.com, China’s biggest online travel company, announced yesterday evening that it agreed to buy travel search website Skyscanner in a deal valuing the Scottish company at about $1.74 billion. Ctrip is a publicly traded company and its share price went … Continue reading

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Swedish online payments giant Klarna acquihires Berlin’s failed fintech startup Cookies

A few weeks after the Berlin-based fintech startup Cookies announced that they are shutting down the company, the management team made a new and pretty interesting announcement today. Klarna, one of Europe’s leading and most successful fintech companies, is taking … Continue reading

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Doctena acquires Doxter – Germany’s leading online platform for medical booking

Doctena, a leading medical booking platform in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland, has just acquired Doxter, the leading player in Germany. This acquisition happens only a few months after Doctena acquired the number 2 player in Belgium. By entering the … Continue reading

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Rocket Internet’s cleaning service ZipJet acquires London-based competitor Asteria Cleaners

ZipJet, a Rocket Internet company, makes its first acquisition, to enter the corporate dry cleaning and laundry market in the UK. The startup acquires Asteria Cleaners, a London-based competitor catering to corporate clients, with immediate effect. The financial terms of this deal have … Continue reading

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Swedish media giant MTG invests in InnoGames and enters online gaming market

MTG has entered into an agreement with Eight Roads Ventures and the company’s founders to acquire 35% of the global online games developer and publisher InnoGames. The investment is in line with MTG’s digital strategy to invest in relevant, complementary … Continue reading

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Wimdu and 9flats are joining forces to build Europe’s biggest online platform for private holiday apartments

With immediate effect, the Airbnb clones Wimdu and 9flats are joining forces to build Europe’s biggest online platform for private holiday apartments. Hand in hand, they are planning to work on sustainable growth and profitability. With the merger of Wimdu … Continue reading

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Europe’s online dating giant eDarling acquires French competitor Attractive World for more than €12 million

The Berlin-based online dating heavyweight eDarling (Affinitas GmbH) just acquired the French dating service Atrractive World. We spoke to an industry expert with close connections to Affinitas and learned that the purchase price was most likely between €12 million and … Continue reading

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Sweden’s iZettle acquires the UK-based point of sale startup intelligentpos

iZettle, one of the fastest growing fintech startups in Europe, today announces it has acquired intelligentpos, one of the UK’s leading cloud based point of sale solutions for shops, bars and restaurants. The finacial terms of this deal were not … Continue reading

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London-based Ve Interactive acquires video advertising startup Optomaton for €5.13 million

Ve Interactive, a leading data-driven technology company specialising in conversion enhancing and digital advertising, has acquired the German video advertising startup Optomaton for €5.13 million, in a deal comprised of cash and shares. Optomaton is a digital advertising technology and … Continue reading

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Retailing giant METRO Group invests in the Munich-based startup Shore

METRO Group, a large international retailing company, acquires a stake in the Munich-based startup Shore. The startup supports small and medium-sized businesses and service providers with a cloud-based software that allows them to digitally manage their business processes. Shore was … Continue reading

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