Industry Update: E-Commerce M&A Update – November, 2018

November, 2018

Through YTD 2018, strategic buyers accounted for 84% of the E-Commerce M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference; during 2017, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 92% of the transactions.

Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:

– Direct Digital acquired Healthy Directions for approximately $71 million.

– Albertsons Companies acquired Plated for approximately $300 million.

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

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

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