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$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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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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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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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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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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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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