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Walmart reportedly looking to acquire Jet.com


Walmart is reportedly currently in talks to acquire Jet.com, a rival of Amazon. In a transaction that could value Jet.com up to $3 billion, the deal is the latest in a string of buyouts in the ecommerce space that includes Bed Bath & Beyond’s acquisition of One King’s Lane and Hudson’s Bay’s purchase of the Gilt Groupe. The deal also highlights a growing trend in the O2O strategy being implemented in the retail environment. For Walmart, Jet.com will give finally give the retail giant the chance to revamp its online store and compete head-on with Amazon, which dominates the ecommerce space with a 41.2% market share.

Top 20 European Deals for July 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,449,050,000VocaLinkMasterCardSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$1,300,000,000AVGAvastSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$362,231,100Global Fashion GroupConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
4$339,000,000Global Fashion GroupRocket InternetTransactionsInvestment
5$259,716,000EirGICHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
6$195,092,000WithingsNokiaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$189,000,000Captain TrainTrainlineTransactionsAcquisition
9$171,000,000Future FinanceConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
11$110,000,000Farfetch Comcast VenturesTransactionsInvestment
12$107,931,000DeezerAccess Industries, OrangeMediaInvestment
15$100,000,000MindMazeConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$89,612,000BigpointYouzu InteractiveSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$69,107,650AzzurriMaintelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$65,992,500SabioLyceum CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$65,000,000DarktraceConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$58,626,000Tax Computer SystemsEco City VehiclesSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

More information

  1. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  2. Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security (TechCrunch)
  3. Global Fashion Group Raises €330M (FinSMEs)
  4. Zalora and Jabong get boost as Rocket Internet’s fashion startup group nabs $339m funding (Tech In Asia)
  5. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to acquire stake in Eir (Silicon Republic)
  6. Nokia to Acquire Withings, for €170M (FinSMEs)
  7. Trainline buys Captain Train for up to $189 million (TechCrunch)
  8. Skyscanner Raises £128M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Future Finance raises $171M to grow its student loan platform in Europe (TechCrunch)
  10. Cabify Raises $120M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Farfetch Raises $110M in Series F Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. letgo Merges with Wallapop; Raises $100M (FinSMEs)
  14. Comcast has acquired French ad tech company StickyAds for more than $100 million (Yahoo)
  15. MindMaze Raises $100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Youzu Interactive to Acquire BIGPOINT for 80 Million Euros (BusinessWire)
  17. Maintel acquires Azzurri in £48.5m deal (Mobile News)
  18. Customer Contact Center Tech Specialist Sabio Raises £50M (FinSMEs)
  19. Cybersecurity startup Darktrace intercepts $65M in fresh funding at a valuation of over $400M (TechCrunch)
  20. finnCap advises Eco City Vehicles Plc on reverse takeover and £45m fundraising (Finncap)

Top 20 Asia & Pacific Deals for July 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
3$1,100,000,000LineUndisclosedMobile & AppsPublic
4$1,000,000,000Didi ChuxingAppleTransactionsInvestment
5$1,000,000,000Lazada GroupAlibabaEcommerceAcquisition
6$600,000,000Weidong Cloud EducationCCB InternationalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$600,000,000Didi ChuxingChina Life InsuranceTransactionsInvestment
8$500,000,000Ping An Good DoctorUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
9$449,000,000BYDSamsungHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
10$449,000,000QufenqiHangzhou Liaison Interactive Information Technology, Beijing Phoenix Wealth Holding GroupTransactionsInvestment
11$400,000,000Didi ChuxingPoly GroupTransactionsInvestment
13$300,000,000BabyTreeShenzhen Qianhe Capital Management, Matrix Partners ChinaMediaInvestment
14$300,000,000BitautoConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$250,000,000ibiboNaspers GroupTransactionsInvestment
16$235,000,000FenqileHuasheng CapitalTransactionsInvestment
17$228,000,000Mango TVUndisclosedMediaInvestment
19$200,000,000Snapdeal ConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
20$170,000,000GarenaKhazanah Nasional BhdSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  2. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  3. IPO: Line Raises $1.1 Billion on NYSE (FinSMEs)
  4. Apple invests $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing (Reuters)
  5. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  6. CCB International Invests In Weidong Cloud Education At $600M Valuation (China Money Network)
  7. China’s Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $600 million from China Life Insurance (Reuters)
  8. Chinese Healthcare App Ping An Good Doctor Closes USD$500M Series A Venture Capital Round (FinSMEs)
  9. Samsung Invests $449 Million in Buffett-Backed Carmaker BYD (Bloomberg)
  10. Ant Financial-Backed Qufenqi Raises $449M In Pre-IPO Investment (China Money Network)
  11. Didi Chuxing strikes again with US$400M from China’s leading trading and real estate conglomerate (e27)
  12. Wanda Acquires China’s Leading Movie Portal Mtime For $350 Million (Deadline)
  13. BabyTree Bags $300M USD In Largest Ever Funding Round For Mother & Baby Tech (Tech Node)
  14. Automotive Industry Internet Services Company Bitauto Receives $300m Investment (FinSMEs)
  15. Naspers, Tencent-backed travel group gets $250m more to slay India’s hotel industry (Tech In Asia)
  16. Chinese startup nabs $235m funding to get more people paying in installments (Tech In Asia)
  17. Mango TV to grow beyond just Internet TV with an additional US$228M (e27)
  18. China’s Guazi.Com Secures $204.5M In Venture Funding (China Money Network)
  19. Snapdeal Grabs $200M In A Fresh Round Led By Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan And Others (The Tech Portal)
  20. Singapore’s Garena Raises New Funds, Valuing It at $3.75 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for July 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,000,000,000Lazada GroupAlibabaEcommerceAcquisition
2$362,231,100Global Fashion GroupConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
3$250,000,000Gilt GroupeHudson’s Bay CompanyEcommerceAcquisition
4$200,000,000Snapdeal ConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
5$119,000,000ChuchujieNew Horizon Capital, SBCVCEcommerceInvestment
10$93,000,000JuanpiChina Merchants Bank, Tiantu CapitalEcommerceInvestment
11$83,000,000Africa Internet GroupAXA InsuranceEcommerceInvestment
13$67,000,000WadiAl Tayyar Travel GroupEcommerceInvestment
14$61,000,000FlippGeneral Atlantic, Insight Venture PartnersEcommerceInvestment
15$55,000,000Jumia GroupCommonwealth Development CorporationEcommerceInvestment
16$50,000,000EleveniaXL Axiata, SK PlanetEcommerceInvestment
17$40,000,000The RealReal ConsortiumEcommerceInvestment

More information

  1. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  2. Global Fashion Group Raises €330M (FinSMEs)
  3. Hudson’s Bay Company to Acquire Gilt Groupe for $250M (FinSMEs)
  4. Snapdeal Grabs $200M In A Fresh Round Led By Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan And Others (The Tech Portal)
  5. SBCVC, New Horizon lead $119m round for China fashion site (AVCJ)
  6. Feel The Chill In This Chinese E-Commerce Start-Up’s $100M New Funding Round (China Money Network)
  7. letgo Merges with Wallapop; Raises $100M (FinSMEs)
  8. letgo Merges with Wallapop; Raises $100M (FinSMEs)
  9. mophie Acquired By ZAGG For $100M (SocalTech)
  10. China discounted e-commerce site Juanpi raises $93m (AVCJ)
  11. As Its Market Grows, Nigerian E-Commerce Startup Africa Internet Group Raises $83 Million (TechCrunch)
  12. Japan’s Mercari, an app for selling your stuff, raises $74M in U.S. push (VentureBeat)
  13. Rocket Internet’s ecommerce marketplace for Middle East raises $67m in series A funding (Tech In Asia)
  14. Flipp Receives $61M Growth Investment from General Atlantic (FinSMEs)
  15. Jumia Group raises $55 million from Commonwealth Development Corporation (Dignited)
  16. Indonesia’s Elevenia scores US$50M from XL Axiata, SK Planet (e27)
  17. The RealReal Raises $40M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. BigCommerce raises US$30 million Series E round (Stratup Daily)
  19. Mercato leads $30 mln Series D financing in Stance (PE HUB)
  20. Wangjiu.Com Completes $30M Series A Round (China Money Network)