acquired by Rakuten

Rakuten continues worldwide acquisitions to globalize by Gerhard Fasol acquired London based virtual fitting room mannequin venture Rakuten, Japan’s largest e-commerce + e-finance group, is acquiring many companies around the world both to acquire technology, and to acquire e-commerce capabilities outside Japan in order to globalize. Find some of Rakuten’s recent acquisitions in Europe […] acquired by Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten Your online video service Rakuten’s first entry into Spain’s markets On June 13, 2012, Rakuten acquired Spanish online streaming video-on-demand (VOD) provider – slogan: Your online video service was founded 2009 in Barcelona by current CEO Jacinto Roca. is funded by Bonsai Capital, Axon Capital, and Marc Ingla, former Vice-President […]

DC Storm acquired by Rakuten Marketing to strengthen marketing analytics and attribution

Rakuten acquires marketing attribution specialist Following acquisition of Adometry by Google and of Convertro by AOL On May 28, 2014, Rakuten Marketing announced the acquisition of the Brighton (UK) based marketing attribution specialist DC Storm. Although terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, Google on May 6, 2014 acquired Adometry for about US$ 150 million, […]

Alpha Direct Services (ADS) acquired by Rakuten to build European logistics

Rakuten builds European logistics infrastructure Rakuten’s 6th acquisition in Europe Rakuten is aggressively globalizing in the face of intense competition by, and more recently Alibaba. As part of global growth, Rakuten is acquiring a string of e-commerce, e-book, online media, and software and service companies in Europe. Now Rakuten has started to build fulfillment […]

Aquafadas SAS acquired by Rakuten via e-reader company Kobo

Kobo acquires French digital publishing tool company Aquafadas Rakuten acquired e-reader manufacturer Kobo Rakuten acquired 100% of e-reader manufacturer Kobo for US$ 315 million in cash in January 2012. Kobo announced the acquisition of French digital publishing company Aquafadas on October 10, 2012. Aquafadas was founded in Montpeller in 2004 by Matthieu Kopp (CTO) […]

Rakuten acquires UK e-commerce portal third European company acquired by Rakuten continues global battle with On September 21, 2011, Rakuten announced acquisition of 100% of the UK e-commerce portal site for UKL 25 million (approx. US$ 40 million). Rakuten’s acquisition of (UK) follows the acquisitions of PriceMinister (France) and Tradoria (Germany). sells music, […]

Rakuten acquires 80% of German e-commerce platform Tradoria

Rakuten continues global expansion Competing with…. On July 28, 2011, Rakuten announced the acquisition of 80% of Germany’s e-commerce site Tradoria for a “double-digit million” amount. Tradoria has been rebranded as and has become part of Rakuten Deutschland GmbH. Tradoria Tradoria was founded in 2007, and today has more than 4400 online stores […]

Rakuten acquires French ecommerce portal

Rakuten continues to globalize via acquisitions Rakuten seeks to compete globally with Rakuten acquires 100% of shares of PriceMinister S.A. for €200 million (= approx. US$ 250 million). The transaction is expected to close at the end of July 2010. PriceMinister S.A. PriceMinister was founded in 2000 by current CEO Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, and Pierre […]

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