Berlin, Germany, 1 April 2015 – Rocket Internet SE (“Rocket“, ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET) today announced to move to new headquarters located in Berlin’s city centre. The company will relocate its headquarters to the GSW building in Charlottenstraße 4 in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district with a view to the former Checkpoint Charlie. Named the “Rocket Tower”, Europe’s largest start-up campus will emerge in two interconnected buildings. The construction is expected to host office space amounting to 22,000 square metres for employees in all departments as well as companies from Rocket’s global network. The move into the Rocket Tower will begin early next year with extensive renovations and is slated to be completed at the end of 2016.
Berlin, Deutschland, 1. April 2015 – Die Rocket Internet SE („Rocket”, ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET) hat heute den Umzug in einen neuen Firmensitz im Berliner Stadtzentrum bekanntgegeben. Neues Hauptquartier des Unternehmens wird das GSW-Hochhaus in der Charlottenstraße 4 im Berliner Stadtteil Kreuzberg mit direktem Blick auf den ehemaligen Checkpoint Charlie. In zwei miteinander verbundenen Gebäuden entsteht mit dem „Rocket Tower“ Europas größter Start-up-Campus. Er soll auf mehr als 22.000 Quadratmetern Arbeitsfläche für Mitarbeiter aller Bereiche von Rocket sowie Unternehmen aus dem globalen Rocket-Netzwerk beherbergen. Der Umzug in den neuen Rocket Tower wird nach umfangreichen Umbaumaßnahmen Anfang 2016 beginnen und spätestens Ende 2016 abgeschlossen sein.
Vaniday (www.vaniday.com.br), an online marketplace for beauty and wellness professionals that aims to revolutionize the way customers find and book beauty and wellness services, is now live in Brazil - the third largest beauty market in the world. The company already has plans for international roll-out. The service is available via their website, with an app coming soon for both iOS and Android.
Helpling, the leading global platform for on-demand home services, has secured EUR 43M in Series B funding. The investment was led by Lakestar, Kite Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners, Lukasz Gadowski and Rocket Internet. With the EUR 13,5M Series A funding in 2014, Helpling has now raised a total of EUR 56,5M in less than one year after launch.
Rocket Internet changed its legal form to a Societas Europaea (SE) /// Rocket has been registered under Rocket Internet SE /// New legal form reflects the international setup of Rocket Internet while emphasizing strong links to Germany and Europe /// No change in governance structure and day-to-day operations
Rocket increases ownership in Delivery Hero to close to 40% through contribution of Talabat and acquisition of secondary shares /// Increase of direct ownership in foodpanda from below 50% to c. 52% as a result of primary and secondary transactions /// Rocket’s stake in Yemeksepeti, the Turkish market leader, will become part of the Global Online Takeaway Group /// Global Online Takeaway Group is a major cornerstone and a highly valuable asset in Rocket’s overall strategy
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