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ThredUp Expanding in Europe With Remix Acquisition – WWD

ThredUp is shopping for its approach to an even bigger resale future in Europe. 

The Oakland, Calif.-based firm inked a deal to accumulate Remix World, which final yr logged revenues of $33.9 million and offers the corporate an prompt presence and base of operations on the opposite aspect of the Atlantic. 

Anticipated to shut within the fourth quarter, the deal value consists of $28.5 million, topic to some changes, and $6.5 million in restricted inventory models that can vest in 4 years and go to the Remix administration workforce. 

ThredUp went public in March on the Nasdaq alternate, the place it now has a market capitalization of $2.6 billion, and is utilizing its inventory as a forex to assist speed up its international ambitions. 

Remix will stand as an impartial enterprise beneath Thredup and shall be led by chief govt officer Lyubomir Klenov, who will head ThredUp’s European enlargement

James Reinhart, co-founder and CEO of ThredUp, mentioned: “Lyubomir and his workforce have constructed a robust, lean, customer-first enterprise, and so they know the best way to ship resale operationally throughout a number of markets in Europe. We’re bullish concerning the huge alternative within the European resale market and are thrilled concerning the likelihood to construct on Remix’s know-how and operational experience to assist speed up its progress.”

ThredUp expects the deal shall be dilutive to its gross margin and “modestly accretive” to its adjusted earnings earlier than curiosity, taxes, depreciation and amortization within the close to time period. Final yr, in the course of the pandemic, ThredUp logged revenues of $186.0 million with gross revenue of $128.1 million and web losses of $47.9 million. 

The corporate, which helps shoppers clear out their closets and promote their seems second hand and in addition powers resale for out of doors retailers, is clearly nonetheless in progress mode. 

And by concentrating on Europe, it’s going after an enormous market. 

ThredUp cited GlobalData estimates that positioned the second hand market in Europe at $21 billion final yr — on its approach to $39 billion by simply 2025. 

Remix, like ThredUp, has constructed a “single-SKU” logistics platform that may course of hundreds of thousands of distinctive items and would assist in grabbing an even bigger piece of that increasing market.  

ThredUp has additionally been constructing within the U.S. by means of a resale-as-a-service program that just lately reduce offers with Farfetch, Madewell and Vera Bradley. 

The corporate mentioned the Remix deal would open up the potential for it to assist manufacturers and retailers in Europe get into resale as properly. 

Remix’s Klenov mentioned, “Collectively, I imagine we are able to construct upon Remix’s core operational engine, know-how and logistics to deliver that scalable expertise to the European market, the place resale has solely scratched the floor.”

 

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https://wwd.com/business-news/mergers-acquisitions/thredup-europe-expansion-remix-global-acquisition-resale-1234888174/ | ThredUp Increasing in Europe With Remix Acquisition – WWD

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