January 1, 2017
Consumer, Retail, E-commerce and Leisure
Sale of a minority stake in Jetshop
Jetshop: Powering successful merchants with a cloud-based, full-service e-commerce platform
Launched in 2003, Jetshop is the pioneering provider of a full-service SaaS e-commerce platform for mid-market merchants in the Nordics.
In the recent years, the Company has changed its focus from the smallest e-retailers to mid-market players in the segment – typically Nordic businesses with an omni-channel model and a turnover above SEK 50m.
Jetshop has a strong position in the Swedish and Nordic e-commerce market with almost 1,500 e-commerce stores using its platform (market share of 25% of Sweden’s online retailers).
Restructuring Jetshop’s ownership group
An investment vehicle formed by family offices and entrepreneurs, has acquired a 35% stake in Jetshop from 60 small shareholders, becoming the Company’s largest shareholder.
This acquisition strengthens Jetshop’s capital structure and Board of Directors, which is joined by Bo Mattsson (Founder of market research platform Cint) and Anders Brenner (Founder of equity research firm Redeye and private equity investor.
Support the Company’s future growth
Following the transaction, Jetshop plans to boost its organic growth through the recruitment of personnel for sales and marketing, accelerating the shift towards fast-growing mid-market merchants.
The company is also looking at completing acquisitions to consolidate its space and become a more sizeable player in a market where competitors are large American companies.
GCA Altium acted as sole advisor to the sellers.