Category Archives: Acquisitions

Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in June

Here is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in June. 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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Helpling acquires Hassle.com to form the world’s biggest home-cleaning marketplace

Helpling, Rocket Internet’s on-demand home services platform, officially announced today the acquisition of Hassle.com, the European pioneer of this business model and market leader in the UK. According to our colleagues at tech.eu, Helpling has dropped €32 million on the … Continue reading

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Global Fashion Group announces €150 million internal financing round

Rocket Internet today announced that it is participating in a €150 million internal financing round in Global Fashion Group (GFG) – together with a group of shareholders including Investment AB Kinnevik. Furthermore, Rocket Internet has agreed to contribute the two Brazilian … Continue reading

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UK-Slovak Prizeo celebrity-based charitable fundraising platform acquired by Chideo

Earlier this week, Todd Wagner, CEO and founder of Chideo, announced the acquisition of Prizeo – a celebrity-based charitable fundraising platform. Prizeo, a UK-Slovak business founded by Oxford students and @ycombinator alumni

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Hair and beauty marketplace Wahanda acquires Treatwell for €34 million

Wahanda, Europe’s largest hair and beauty marketplace (headquartered in London), is continuing to deliver on its ambitious growth plans with the €34 million acquisition of its Dutch equivalent Treatwell. The deal is the fourth European acquisition by Wahanda in the … Continue reading

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App marketing platform AppLift acquires Singapore-based Bidstalk

Applift, the mobile app marketing platform which is part of the Berlin-based Hitfox Group, today announced the acquisition of Bidstalk, a self-service, white label mobile DSP headquartered in Singapore. Bidstalk’s proprietary programmatic offering enables marketers to buy RTB (Real Time Bidding) traded … Continue reading

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iAdvize adds social media brick to its real-time customer engagement platform with the acquisition of Bringr

iAdvize, European leader in real-time customer engagement, acquires Bringr, a social media publishing, monitoring and analytics tool. The solution now becomes a real-time customer engagement platform which enables its users to interact with their customers wherever they are.

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BlaBlaCar launches in Mexico

BlaBlaCar, the world’s largest long-distance ridesharing community, today announces its launch in Mexico through the acquisition of local service, Rides. It is the company’s first market in the Americas, and marks the latest step in BlaBlaCar’s goal of bringing a … Continue reading

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Rocket Internet Acquires Wayra Germany startup Volo

Wayra, Telefónica’s start-up accelerator, today announced its first large-scale successful exit strategy for a start-up from its Academy in Munich. Thanks to the professional support and preparation provided by Wayra, Volo’s Munich-based delivery service has managed to impress Rocket Internet.

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BlaBlaCar acquires carpooling.com and Autohop

BlaBlaCar, the world’s largest long-distance ridesharing community, yesterday announced the acquisition of carpooling.com, the second-largest service, as well as Hungary-based Autohop. It will integrate the businesses into its existing service to create a unified ridesharing

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