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  • April 27th, 2016
    Global Fashion Group Raises EUR 300 million in Funding Round

    • Rocket Internet SE (“Rocket Internet”) has committed to invest up to EUR 100 million of the EUR 300 million capital increase (the “Financing”) of Global Fashion Group S.A. (“GFG”) // • Rocket Internet expects to invest up to EUR 85 million including the conversion of an existing investment // • GFG with continued strong operating performance in Q1 2016 and a significant improvement of the Adjusted EBITDA margin by over 10 percentage points compared to Q1 2015

  • April 14th, 2016
    Rocket Internet Portfolio Companies Show Continued Growth and Improvement in Profitability in 2015

    • Continued strong average revenue growth across companies in focus sectors of 69.4% in 2015 // • Six percentage points average improvement in adj. EBITDA margin across companies in focus sectors // • Gross cash position of EUR 1.8 billion // • Rocket Internet SE 2015 full year results in line with expectations // • Rocket Internet sold a 9.1% stake in Lazada to Alibaba for USD 137 million, valuing the company at USD 1.5 billion (c. 15x multiple for Rocket Internet) //

  • April 12th, 2016
    Rocket Internet sells 9.1% stake in Lazada for USD 137 million

    -Rocket Internet has agreed to sell a 9.1% stake, on a fully diluted basis, in Lazada Group S.A. (“Lazada”) for a gross consideration of USD 137 million to Alibaba Group Holding Limited (“Alibaba”) -Lazada and Alibaba entered into a transaction that includes Alibaba’s investment of USD 500 million in Lazada -Alibaba will become Lazada’s new controlling shareholder -Rocket Internet’s retains a fully diluted stake after the transaction and taking into account Alibaba’s investment of new funds of 8.8%

  • April 5th, 2016
    Africa Internet Group and Orange partner to drive growth in Africa

    Africa Internet Group, the largest e-commerce platform in Africa and parent company of Jumia, today announced a partnership with Orange to accelerate the growth of the company and seize development opportunities on the continent.

  • March 3rd, 2016
    Africa Internet Group, parent of Jumia, the leading ecommerce platform in Africa, secures over € 300M of funding from MTN, Rocket Internet, AXA and Goldman Sachs

    Africa Internet Group (“AIG”), the parent of Jumia, the leading ecommerce platform in Africa, has secured more than Euro 300 million in funding from new and existing investors, including the previously announced funding commitment from AXA, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management. This new round of investment is led by existing investors including MTN and Rocket Internet as well as a new investor, Goldman Sachs. The funds will significantly strengthen the balance sheet of AIG enabling the company to leverage the significant growth of Jumia and to capitalize on the significant opportunities in Africa.

  • February 15th, 2016
    Rocket Internet Decided to Use Up To EUR 150 Million for the Buyback of Convertible Bonds

    The Management Board of Rocket Internet SE ("Rocket Internet" or the "Company") decided to spend up to EUR 150 million on a program to repurchase senior unsecured convertible bonds due 2022 issued by the Company (ISIN DE000A161KH4) during 2016. Repurchases of convertible bonds under the program may commence immediately. Repurchased convertible bonds will be held by the Company or cancelled. The Company’s Supervisory Board approved the repurchase program.

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April 14th, 2016
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Rocket Internet has agreed to sell a 9.1% stake in Lazada for USD 137m to Alibaba https://t.co/LOFHS865Vy via
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