Category Archives: Acquisitions

French market leader Planet Cards acquires Rocket Internet daughter Bonnyprints

​Bonnyprints (Wunderkarten.de) has just been acquired by Planet Cards SAS, the French market leader for personalized wedding­, birthday­ and special occasion­cards. Planet Cards will integrate Bonnyprints, and their shop Wunderkarten.de, into their product portfolio. This deal combines two

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Ustream acquired by IBM for $130 million in cash

Ustream, founded in 2007 by John Ham (US), Brad Hunstable (US), and Gyula Feher (HU), provides video streaming services to more than 80 million viewers / broadcasters and has just got acquired by IBM as it was now officially announced by IBM after a non-official article a … Continue reading

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Big Exit in Germany: Ströer SE acquires global data and business intelligence platform Statista for roughly € 57 million

Ströer SE just signed a purchase agreement to acquire a 78.8 % majority in Statista (for roughly €57 million). The remaining 21.2 % will continue to be held by the founders. Statista – based in Hamburg – is a leading data … Continue reading

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Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in November

Here is a list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in November. Often overlooked by big US and Western European investors, the region offers many good deals, at much cheaper valuations compared to the US … Continue reading

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Norwegian Visma Group acquires Finnish startup DigitalBooker

Visma expands its software portfolio with the acquisition of DigitalBooker Finland Ltd., one of the most popular SaaS-based online booking companies in Finland. DigitalBooker was founded by Henrik Kälstrom og Fredrik Rönnlund in 2007. The service is an online booking … Continue reading

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Quicket acquires BookitNow! to strengthen its travel app offering

Quicket, the all-in-one travel booking app developer, has acquired the technology assets from the Berlin-based hotel booking engine BookitNow! This acquisition (financial details were not disclosed) will enable Quicket’s

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Dublin-based healthcare marketplace WhatClinic acquires Toothpick.com

One of Europe’s leading healthcare comparison sites, WhatClinic.com, today announced its strategic acquisition of UK dental booking site Toothpick.com. The move will introduce the simplistic booking of Toothpick’s software to more than 11,000 UK dental clinics listed on WhatClinic.com – … Continue reading

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Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in October

Here is a list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in October. Often overlooked by big US and Western European investors, the region offers many good deals, at much cheaper valuations compared to the US … Continue reading

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Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in September

Here is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in September. Often overlooked by big US and Western European investors, the region offers many good deals, at much cheaper valuations compared to the US … Continue reading

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Interview with Leetchi Group founder Céline Lazorthe – How to sell a startup for millions?

Recently we got brilliant news about a French fintech startup which got acquired for roughly €50 Million (according to LesEchos). Founder of the Leetchi Group – a French tintech organisation and founding company of MANGOPAY - Céline Lazorthe just sold her … Continue reading

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