Global online food delivery marketplaces announce acquisitions in India, Mexico and South America
obal online food delivery marketplaces foodpanda and Delivery Hero today announce a series of separate acquisition deals. The acquisitions enable both companies to optimize their international growth strategy.
foodpanda takes over TastyKhana in India, extending its leading position in one of the biggest food delivery markets worldwide. TastyKhana, started in 2007, has been one of the first food delivery portals in India. TastyKhana will remain an independent brand. Together, foodpanda and TastyKhana will partner with over 10,000 restaurants in India, covering over 173 cities.
foodpanda also acquires the Mexican food delivery businesses PedidosYa, SeMeAntoja and Superantojo and targets market leadership in Mexico. The group has been has been operating in the Mexican market since December 2012 under the hellofood brand. After the acquisitions, Mexican customers in 10 cities will have the selection from over 2,500 restaurants.
Delivery Hero acquires the hellofood businesses in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and captures its market leading position in these markets, aggregating 17,500 restaurants across eleven countries in Latin America, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Ralf Wenzel, Co-Founder and Managing Director of foodpanda group: “The acquisitions allow us to extend our market leadership in India and improve our strong position in Mexico. Combined with our efforts in other important markets such as Russia, Brazil and South East Asia, where we already gained a leading position, we are best positioned to accelerate growth and become the ‘Amazon’ of food ordering in emerging markets.“
Niklas Östberg, CEO of Delivery Hero Holding: “Latin America holds a central role in our long-term strategy. With these acquisitions we further extend our leading position in a region with tremendous growth.”
foodpanda together with its affiliated brands hellofood and Delivery Club, is the leading global online food delivery marketplace, active in 38 countries on five continents. The company enables restaurants to become visible in the online and mobile world and provides them with a constantly evolving online technology. For consumers, foodpanda/hellofood offer the convenience to order food online and the widest gastronomic range, from which they can choose their favorite meal on the web or via the app. foodpanda operates in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia and Serbia. hellofood operates in Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Algeria. Delivery Club operates in Russia.
About Delivery Hero
Delivery Hero is a global network of online food ordering platforms with more than 75,000 partner restaurants worldwide. Delivery Hero has over 1000 employees in 23 countries, including 440 in its Berlin headquarters. Investors in the company include among others Insight Venture Partners, Kite Ventures, Team Europe, ru-Net, Tengelmann Ventures, Point Nine Capital, Phenomen Ventures and Vostok Nafta.