Women’s intimates’ brand KNIX sells majority stake to Essity

Women’s intimates’ brand KNIX sells majority stake to Essity

Toronto/Stockholm/Munich, July 8, 2022 – New chapter on Knix’ growth journey to redefine intimates: global hygiene and health company Essity acquires 80% of Knix Wear Inc., the leading inclusive brand for women’s intimates in North America. The purchase price amounts...

LemonOne joins forces with SaaS scaleup BOOM

LemonOne joins forces with SaaS scaleup BOOM

Milan/Berlin, 13th June  2022 - BOOM, the Milan-based visual content management scale-up has acquired the visual production start-up LemonOne from Berlin to expand its presence in Europe. BOOM's scalable environment enables customers like Dolce&Gabbana, Treatwell...

Malt acquires COMATCH to expand in Europe

Paris/Berlin, March 28, 2022 — Europe’s biggest freelancer marketplace Malt, has acquired COMATCH, the curated marketplace for independent management consultants and industry experts, to reinforce its European leadership on the freelancing market. The acquisition...

Zenjob raises $50M growth round

Zenjob raises $50M growth round

Berlin/Munich, 22.02.2022 – Zenjob, the staffing marketplace that matches workers with temporary side jobs, raised $50 million (€45 million) in a growth financing round - less than two years after the closing of a $30M Series C. The round was led by Aragon Global with...

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    Women’s intimates’ brand KNIX sells majority stake to Essity

    Women’s intimates’ brand KNIX sells majority stake to Essity

    Toronto/Stockholm/Munich, July 8, 2022 – New chapter on Knix’ growth journey to redefine intimates: global hygiene and health company Essity acquires 80% of Knix Wear Inc., the leading inclusive brand for women’s intimates in North America. The purchase price amounts...

    LemonOne joins forces with SaaS scaleup BOOM

    Milan/Berlin, 13th June  2022 - BOOM, the Milan-based visual content management scale-up has acquired the visual production start-up LemonOne from Berlin to expand its presence in Europe. BOOM's scalable environment enables customers like Dolce&Gabbana, Treatwell...

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