Just Eat Takeaway.com, the company created by the merger of the Dutch food delivery behemoth Takeaway.com and the UK-born Just Eat, has picked up an extra €700 million through issuing new shares and convertible bonds. The placement is conditional to the admission of the merged company to trade on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext […]
Germany-based sewing and textile e-tailer fabfab has announced the acquisition of Makerist, a Berlin startup behind a DIY platform with supplies, manuals, and online courses for hobbyists. The value of the deal is “in the double-digit million range,” fabfab stated in a press release. fabfab claims that the acquisition creates the “world’s largest digital platform […]
Pipedrive, a sales CRM startup founded in Estonia, has acquired Latvian email marketing automation startup Mailigen for an undisclosed amount. The two companies plan to spend the next few months working on product and team integration and come to the market with a “new, high-value offering for customers.” This is the first acquisition in the […]
Most businesses would kill for 20 percent annual growth. But in the tech world, if this is your reality, you have a 92 percent chance of being dead within a few years. Growth fixes require major intervention to a product and the way it is sold – requiring years companies do not have to show […]
Next time you see the announcement of another nine-figure mega-round or acquisition of a European technology company, it’s likely that the deal was brokered by FirstCapital. The international investment bank has helped facilitate transactions behind some of Europe’s most valuable acquisitions, recently including Bloomsbury AI’s sale to Facebook, and the purchase of CoSale by New Relic. […]
Heidelpay, a payment processing provider for online shops and marketplaces, and its majority shareholder AnaCap Financial Partners, have reached an agreement with investment firm KKR, which will acquire a majority stake in the German payments group for more than €600 million, as reported by the Financial Times. The founder and CEO of heidelpay, Mirko Hüllemann, […]
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the merger agreement of Takeaway.com and Just Eat, the huge hacking scandal in Bulgaria, the valuations and prospects of European unicorns, and much more. Check out also an interview with FiBAN’s international affairs manager Reetta Ilo recorded at the StartupExtreme conference in Voss.