Category Archives: Acquisitions

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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For Sale: SoundCloud owners are looking to sell the company for $1 billion

Some of the investors/owners of the Berlin-based music streaming heavyweight SoundCloud are considering to sell the company at a valuation of $1 billion. This has been reported by Bloomberg, but also confirmed by one of our sources who is familiar with … Continue reading

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Product comparison platform Versus.com announces acquisition by the MenschDanke Group

Versus.com, one of the world’s most sophisticated product comparison platforms, today announced that it has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by the Berlin-based MenschDanke Group. The deal sees all of Versus.com assets and staff transferred to the MenschDanke Group … Continue reading

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Switzerland-based Klik & Pay acquires Rocket Internet’s payment service Paymill

Payment service provider Klik & Pay and the Munich-based online payment service provider Paymill have announced that they are going to merge their services. Nothing will change for the existing customers since the products of both companies will continue to … Continue reading

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Randstad acquires twago – Europe’s largest freelance marketplace

twago, Europe’s leading freelance marketplace, has announced its acquisition by Randstad, a pioneer in the world of HR service providers. With access to more than 500,000 ready-to-work freelancers, the acquisition of twago will advance randstad’s mission of transforming the world … Continue reading

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Europe’s largest healthcare marketplace DocPlanner raises $20 million and merges with Doctoralia

DocPlanner.com, an online booking platform for healthcare appointments, has raised $20 million in Series C financing led by Target Global. In addition, the Warsaw-based company announced that it will create the biggest online healthcare booking platform in the world by … Continue reading

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eBay acquires Spain’s Ticketbis for more than $160 million to expand StubHub’s global reach into 47 markets

eBay today announced the acquisition of Ticketbis, an international ticket marketplace with a presence in 47 countries. Ticketbis, which is headquartered in Bilbao (Spain) will become part of eBay Inc.’s StubHub business, the largest ticket marketplace in the U.S. With … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Auctionata and New York’s Paddle8 unite to form the leading auction platform for art, collectibles and vintage luxury

Auctionata and Paddle8 announced today that they are joining forces to create the leading online auction house for art, collectibles and vintage luxury. The joint company will immediately become one of the top 10 auction houses worldwide outside of China. Paddle8 … Continue reading

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UK-based mobile payments company Bango acquires BilltoMobile to accelerate carrier billing in U.S. market

Bango, a leading provider of app store carrier billing, today announced it has acquired the BilltoMobile carrier billing service and associated contracts for $3.5 million from Danal Inc. The acquisition positions Bango as the leader in carrier billing in the … Continue reading

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Microsoft acquires Solair – an Italian company that provides innovative Internet of Things services

Microsoft has announced it has acquired Solair, an Italian company that has been delivering innovative Internet of Things (IoT) services to customers. Solair’s IoT customization and deployment solutions, built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, are engineered to help businesses in … Continue reading

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