Apaczka, a provider of logistics solutions for e-commerce in Poland, backed by the Central European private equity investor Abris Capital Partners, has acquired Sendit, a parcel delivery platform for individual customers in Poland.
Apaczka is the largest online logistics platform in Poland, operating as an end-to-end multi-carrier shipment intermediary dedicated to e-commerce shops, SMEs and SOHO (small office/home office) clients, cooperating with leading players in the Polish courier delivery market such us UPS, DPD, DHL, FedEx and InPost. Abris acquired Apaczka in November 2020, with a plan to capitalize on the ongoing growth of e-commerce globally, at the same time executing an ambitious organic and acquisitive expansion program.
The Sendit platform was developed in 2012 as part of Allegro group in Poland. Today, Sendit is one of the fastest-growing online platforms offering clients both domestic and international courier services. Sendit customers can order parcels online and have them collected from and delivered to any given location. The company provides services for both individual and e-commerce customers and has already shipped over 17 million parcels.
The merger of the two businesses will support Apaczka’s transition from a traditional parcel broker model into a technology-driven provider of e-commerce shipping solutions with a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering model. Following the merger, Apaczka will target further consolidation and technological leadership through digital transformation, with new services dedicated to different customer groups (B2C, B2B and C2X).
Marcin Susmanek, COO of Apaczka, says: “We are consistently pursuing our strategy of consolidating the logistics platform market. This transaction will allow us to provide advanced solutions to the broadened universe of clients to support their business activities. It will create a unique platform, offering wide range of tools for e-commerce customers – SMEs in particular, but also larger businesses and consumers.”
Edgar Kolesnik, partner at Abris Capital Partners, adds: “Since acquiring Apaczka, we have been proud to support its dynamic growth, while planning our ambitious buy-and-build strategy. We will continue to capitalize on the strong growth of the underlying e-commerce sector, as well as investing in the logistics technology platform and pursuing international expansion, as we seek to grow Apaczka further. We will also focus on further strengthening the merged teams, developing talents with experience in SaaS, M&A and marketing.”