French retail tech company Alkemics seals €21 million Series C to expand into Germany, Benelux and Scandinavia

Alkemics, a Paris-based platform that connects global retailers with suppliers large and small, has raised a €21 million Series C round led by Highland Europe, along with Index Ventures, SEB and Cathay Innovation. Since raising €20 million in 2016, Alkemics has worked with the largest grocery retailers in France and the UK (including E.Leclerc, Intermarché, […]


After September IPO, Belgium’s Unifiedpost buys up three European companies

Belgian fintech company Unifiedpost has acquired 21 Grams, AKTI and BanqUP, quickly acting on its ‘buy-and-build’ acquisition strategy that was laid out after the €47 million fundraising round this summer and a September listing on Euronext Brussels.  Through the deals, Unifiedpost Group further develops its one-stop-shop platform and expands its activities from fifteen to twenty […]

Today in European Tech: EA buys Codemasters in $1.2 billion deal, green light for the €7.5 billion ‘Digital Europe’ program, and more

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Electronic Arts has reached an agreement to acquire UK-based game developer and publisher Codemasters, valuing the company at approximately $1.2 billion. The deal is anticipated to be completed in Q1 2021, and comes at a surprise as rival publisher Take-Two Interactive had only agreed […]

Swedish consumer e-commerce giant BHG acquires online retailer Nordic Nest in €175 million deal

Nordic e-commerce powerhouse BHG has acquired 97.6% of Scandinavian design e-tailer Nordic Nest, it announced on Sunday (hat tip: Breakit). The deal values Nordic Nest, which was founded in Sweden back in 2002 (under the name Designonline), at approximately €175 million. The sellers of Nordic Nest include Nordstjernan, Philian Invest, Stella Capital, Jörgen Bödmar, its […]