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eBay acquires Ticketbis


After completing the acquisition of AI startup ExpertMaker earlier this month, eBay continues its acquisition spree by buying Ticketbis, a Spanish online ticketing platform operating in 47 countries. eBay’s own ticketing company StubHub, will takeover Ticketbis with a new platform that will directly compete with rival Ticketmaster. StubHub will be able to expand its presence across Latin America, Europe, and Asia. With this acquisition, it will become the biggest global ticket marketplace based on volume of transactions and international reach. The deal terms were not officially disclosed but TechCrunch reports the amount to be $165 million.

eBay acquires ExpertMaker


In its bid to improve its online marketplace platform and enhance user experience, eBay has acquired ExpertMaker. ExpertMaker is a Sweden-based startup specialising in using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help organise and analyse big data. ExpertMaker can help eBay declutter its site and make it easier for people to find what they’re looking for, among its 900 million listings. ExpertMaker’s artificial intelligence software platform can analyse eBay’s massive amount of noisy data and extract hidden value in the data. This structured data foundation will allow eBay to make its search engine more targeted and improve overall user experience. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

You can read about the acquisition here.

Top 20 Asia & Pacific Deals for November 2014

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Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
4$575,000,000Financial Software and Systems Premji InvestSoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$475,000,000Renesas SP Drivers SynapticsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$350,000,000Koudai Tencent, Tiger FundEcommerceInvestment
8$328,500,000ISSC Technologies CorporationMicrochip TechnologyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$250,000,000NimbuzzNew Call TelecomMobile & AppsAcquisition
11$234,481,802Campaign MonitorInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$195,000,000China South City HoldingsTencentTransactionsInvestment
17$174,500,000TongbuXPEC EntertainmentMobile & AppsAcquisition
18$171,000,000OaktonDimension DataSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$126,000,000SK EncarCarsales.comEcommerceAcquisition

More information

  1. India’s Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global E-Commerce (Forbes)
  2. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  3. Flipkart secures another $600m, taking funding total to nearly $2.5bn (Red Herring)
  4. Financial Software and Systems Secures $57M in Fourth Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  6. Synaptics announces acquisition of Japan’s Renesas SP Drivers (The China Post)
  7. Koudai secures giant $350 million Series C funding round (Red Herring)
  8. Microchip Technology about to acquire Taiwanese tech company for $328.5M (Phoenix Business Journal)
  9. Messaging App Nimbuzz Goes To UK’s New Call In $250M Deal (TechCrunch)
  10. Lazada, Rocket Internet’s Amazon Clone In Southeast Asia, Raises $250M Led By Temasek (TechCrunch)
  11. Campaign Monitor partners with Insight Venture Partners (Campaign Monitor)
  12. Flipkart Raises $210M In New Funding From DST Global And Returning Investors (TechCrunch)
  13. Olacabs raises $210 million from Japan’s SoftBank Corp; enters $1b Club (Economic Times)
  14. China’s Ctrip invests over $200 million in an online ticketing site (Tech In Asia)
  15. Social Shopping Platform Mogujie Raises $200 million Funding at a Valuation of $1 billion (TechNode)
  16. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  17. Tongbu, Mobile App Distributor by 91 Wireless Founder, Expected to Sell for US$174.5M (TechNode)
  18. Dimension Data seals $171 million Oakton deal (ARN)
  19. EBay Bets Big On India, Pours Another $134M Into Online Marketplace Snapdeal (TechCrunch)
  20. Carsales splashes $126m on SK Encar (The Australian)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for October 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$840,000,000Digital RiverSiris Capital GroupEcommerceAcquisition
3$350,000,000Koudai Tencent, Tiger FundEcommerceInvestment
5$157,000,000Wayfair T. Rowe Price Associates, Julie M.B. BradleyEcommerceInvestment
6$150,000,000Ozon.ruAFK Sistema, MTSEcommerceInvestment
7$142,500,000Harry & David1-800-FlowersEcommerceAcquisition
9$126,000,000SK EncarCarsales.comEcommerceAcquisition
11$112,000,000One Kings LaneUndisclosedEcommerceInvestment
12$101,954,625Sarenza BpifranceEcommerceInvestment
13$100,000,000Coupang SequoiaEcommerceInvestment
15$100,000,000Womai.comIDG Capital, SAIF PartnersEcommerceInvestment
17$85,000,000JustFab ConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
20$75,000,000SouqNaspers LimitedEcommerceInvestment

More information

  1. India’s Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global E-Commerce (Forbes)
  2. Digital River to be acquired by investor group for $840 million (Reuters)
  3. Koudai secures giant $350 million Series C funding round (Red Herring)
  4. Flipkart Raises $210M In New Funding From DST Global And Returning Investors (TechCrunch)
  5. Wayfair Secures $157M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. Ozon receives giant funding from AFK Sistema and MTS (EWDN)
  7. 1-800-Flowers.com buys Harry & David for $142.5M (USA Today)
  8. EBay Bets Big On India, Pours Another $134M Into Online Marketplace Snapdeal (TechCrunch)
  9. Carsales splashes $126m on SK Encar (The Australian)
  10. 10-Month-Old Harry’s Lands $122.5M, Buys 93-Year-Old Factory To Go Toe-To-Toe With Gillette And Schick (TechCrunch)
  11. One Kings Lane Raises $112M At A $912M Valuation In A Quest To Dominate Home Goods Online (TechCrunch)
  12. Sarenza raises €74mn and readies itself to conquer Europe (Ecommerce Facts)
  13. Korean e-commerce giant Coupang snags $100M round at $1B+ valuation (VentureBeat)
  14. Luxury Site SECOO Secures US$100M of Series D Funding for Overseas Expansion (TechNode)
  15. IDG Capital Leads $100M Series B In COFCO’s Womai.Com (China Money Network)
  16. Westwing Receives €72M (FinSMEs)
  17. JustFab raises $85M as it eyes an IPO (VentureBeat)
  18. Linio Closes €58M Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Powa secures USD76m for m-commerce platform (Mobile Payments Insider)
  20. Souq raises an additional $75m from Naspers (Wamda)