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2016-09-07 / 18:45
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Home24 Raises EUR 20 Million in a Funding Round

- Rocket Internet participates with EUR 1.4 million in Home24 funding round

- Funding round at a EUR 420 million post-money valuation

- Rocket Internet's post transaction ownership will be 42.9%

Berlin, Germany, September 7, 2016 -The Home & Living online retailer Home24 AG ("Home24") signed a EUR 20 million funding round at a EUR 420 million post-money valuation, which previously stood at EUR 981 million. Rocket Internet SE ("Rocket Internet") participates with a EUR 1.4 million investment in this round. Baillie Gifford and other investors are also participating in this round. As a result of the transaction, Rocket Internet's combined direct and indirect stake will decline to 42.9%, from previously 44.6%.

"With the proceeds from this funding round, Home 24 is well positioned to reach its strategic goals", says Oliver Samwer, CEO Rocket Internet.

"After a phase of strong growth and infrastructure expansion, we shifted the focus on making sustainable process and system improvements, paving the way towards profitability", says Philipp Kreibohm, founder and management board member of Home24. "The investment from this funding round enables us to continue to improve the customer experience as well as our logistics network and technology platform."

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Rocket Internet builds and invests in Internet companies that take proven online business models to new, fast-growing markets. Rocket Internet focuses on five industry sectors of online and mobile retail services that make up a significant share of consumer spending: Food & Groceries, Fashion, General Merchandise, Home & Living and Travel. Its network of companies operates a variety of business models in over 110 countries on six continents with more than 36,000 employees at the end of 2015. Rocket Internet SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET). For further information please visit

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