Percentile, Idealista, Mamuky and other technology sector M&A (March 2015)

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BY : Diego GutiérrezMay Fri, 2015
In the month of March 2015, we highlight 5 purchase operations that have had Spanish companies as protagonists. One of them, Percentil has bought an international competitor. In addition, foreign corporations are taking an interest in Spain, Allot Communications has bought Optenet in the internet content filtering sector and Pixmania has bought Ooferton.

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Percentile purchase Kirondo

Percentilethe e-commerce company that sells second-hand clothing, has bought its German competitor Kirondo, leading German manufacturer in the sector.

The aim of the acquisition is to be able to grow internationally. Percentil was already operating in Spain, France and Germany. This purchase has helped it to become a leader in the German market.

"The second-hand fashion business is revolutionising the international scene, and in the USA there are already successful companies that are using different business models around this sector. With a model similar to that of Percentile, selling second-hand clothing for children and women, at the forefront isThredUP. thredUP has recently completed a $25 million Series B investment round, led by Highland Capital Partners. "Diego Gutierrez comments.

Allot Communications buys Optenet

Allot communications is a leading Israeli provider of intelligent broadband solutions that enable fixed and mobile telecommunications operators to optimise their networks.

The transaction has been closed for an amount of $6.5M to be paid in cash at closing plus a deferred payment of $5.5M to be paid over the following two years.

The objective of this operation is to expand its portfolio of security solutions, improving its positioning in the network security segment thanks to the services of Optenet.

Idealista buys the 35% of the real estate website 3B

idealista has closed the purchase of the 35% from Third BThe website that compiles and homogenises public information on the real estate sector from a multitude of relevant databases (Administration and public services for the most part), making it accessible to all users. 

This operation is in line with Idealista's mission to bring clarity and transparency to the real estate sector.

Mamuky buys Nanobox

eShop Ventures, the e-commerce startup, has completed the acquisition of Nonaboxthe subscription portal for products for mums and babies.

Nonobox was in a difficult situation and needed a capital injection, having raised €1.9M previously.

"E-shop Venture has already made 3 acquisitions in the e-commerce sector, with the acquisition of TV cabinet and  Secret Boutique The company has become a giant in Spain's atomised e-commerce sector," says Diego Gutierrez.


Pixmania buys Ooferton

The discount voucher sector is one of the most important sectors in the world. technology sectors that are showing signs of maturity and leading companies are taking market share through acquisitions. An example of this isPIXmania S.A.S, Paris, one of Europe's leading e-commerce companies, which operates in 14 countries, has acquired Oooferton , Spanish discount e-commerce.  

Pixmania's objective with the acquisition of Oooferton is to work with a key partner to consolidate its leadership in Spain while allowing it to expand its product offering, as part of a strategy to work in new business verticals.

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