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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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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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Baaam: Adidas acquires Runtastic for more than € 200 million

This kind of news is very rare, and the European startup ecosystem needs more of that sort: A large European company acquires a European startup for more than € 200 million. As the logos on the left indicate, I’m talking … 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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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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Blablacar acqui-hired Budapest based Autohop to expand in the region

Budapest based ride sharing platform AutoHop has just got acquired by BlaBlaCar, a well known car sharing service from France that had raised over a 100 million USD last year for expansion. AutoHop now becomes a part of BlaBlaCar while remaining its … Continue reading

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