ECOMMERCE ONE acquires cloud solution shop provider Gambio

Frankfurt am Main, 21 July 2022. Gambio, one of the market-leading SaaS shop system solutions for online retailers in the DACH region, announced its acquisition by ECOMMERCE ONE, a portfolio company of pan-European private equity investor Oakley Capital. ACXIT Capital Partners acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Gambio and its shareholders in this transaction.

Founded in 2004 by Daniel Schnadt and Nonito Capuno, Bremen-based Gambio provides more than 25,000 retailers with a modern shop system software that offers a wide range of functions and is connected to all major marketplaces, payment systems, merchandise management and ERP systems and shipping service providers. Gambio’s solutions are optimised for the best search engine rankings and are suitable for both professionals and e-commerce beginners, who can create and customise a legally compliant online shop without programming knowledge.

Backed by Oakley, ECOMMERCE ONE comprises companies that provide market-leading SaaS solutions for online merchants in the DACH region, helping clients manage and automate difficult, manual and time-critical processes that underpin successful ecommerce operations. ECOMMERCE ONE was formed in June 2021 in order to establish an ecosystem that harnesses synergies between its constituent companies and accelerates joint growth, while also creating added-value and an all-round solution for online merchants.

With the acquisition of Gambio, ECOMMERCE ONE is continuing its growth strategy. The business complements ECOMMERCE ONE’s existing software solutions, most notably multichannel providers Afterbuy and DreamRobot, and allows the group to offer more services to its customers. Gambio will operate under the ECOMMERCE ONE umbrella but will remain independent, with Dr. Felix Hötzinger remaining as Managing Director.

Dr. Felix Hötzinger, Managing Director Gambio, said: “For our merchants, joining ECOMMERCE ONE gives them the advantage of receiving even more services and benefiting from the holistic value chain solution that the ecosystem offers for online commerce. We also want to be able to offer our solution to even more clients and joining forces with ECOMMERCE ONE enables us to do so.”

Daliah Salzmann, Managing Director of ECOMMERCE ONE, explains: “Today’s online retailers require more speed and flexibility than ever. We offer them easy access to holistic solutions. Gambio fits perfectly into our portfolio as a cloud-based shop solution with a strong track record and valuable expertise that will benefit the other companies in our Group. I am confident that together we can achieve significant synergy effects.”

Oakley Capital Founder and Managing Partner Peter Dubens commented: “We’re pleased to see ECOMMERCE ONE deliver on its buy-and-build strategy as we complement the software solution portfolio and grow the group to become the leading eCommerce software provider for online merchants in the DACH region. A high-performing shop system is a key component of successful eCommerce strategy, so adding Gambio is a logical and exciting extension to ECOMMERCE ONE’s existing offering.”

About ACXIT Capital Partners

ACXIT Capital Partners, a Stifel Company since July 2022, is a leading international corporate finance and financial advisory firm for mid-market clients and entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond. Since 1999, ACXIT offers its clients comprehensive corporate finance advisory services including M&A and capital markets advisory as well as restructuring, debt, and strategic advisory. 

ACXIT Capital Partners acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Gambio and its shareholders in this transaction.

Transaction Team ACXIT Capital Partners, a Stifel Company
Tobias Warkus, Managing Partner
Gunther Haberkamm, Executive Director
Philipp Herbert, Director

 

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