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Industry Update: E-Commerce M&A Update – August, 2017

August, 2017

For the 2017 YTD period, strategic buyers accounted for 94% of the E-Commerce M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference; during 2016, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 93% of the transactions.

Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:

– Bain Capital Private Equity, LP; Bow Street, LLC acquired Blue Nile, Inc. for approximately $500 million.

– Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NasdaqGS:BBBY) acquired PersonalizationMall.com, Inc. for approximately $190 million.

– Hangzhou Lianluo Interactive Information Technology Co.,Ltd (SZSE:002280) acquired Newegg Inc. for approximately $180 million.

– QVC Group (NasdaqGS:QVCA) acquired HSN, Inc. (NasdaqGS:HSNI) for approximately $1.83 billion.

– Samsonite LLC acquired eBags, Inc. for approximately $110 million.