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    Luqom Group
    Germany / Private Equity

    Consumer

    Overview

    Luqom Group is the #1 vertically-integrated online retailer of lighting products in Europe. It is headquartered in Germany, from where it distributes own-brand and third party products to customers all over Europe through 20 country-specific online shops.

    Luqom Group differentiates itself from its competitors through an extensive range of ~45,000 products, broad and differentiated product assortment, in-depth product knowledge, excellent customer service and high product availability. The company generated >€200m of sales in 2020, of which ~60% came from outside Germany. Luqom has grown strongly in the DACH region as well as internationally, through a steady roll-out across European countries in recent years.

     

    Highlights

    • Via our Business Leaders Network we appointed Jochen Wilms, a seasoned expert in both the building supply and online industries
    • Supporting the business to further strengthen its position in Germany and further penetrate existing and additional international markets
    • We also introduced the operational Venture Capital fund Project A Ventures as minority investor to further improve Lampenwelt’s best-in-class digital capabilities
    • Acquired Netherlands-based QLF / Lampenlicht, the leading player in the Benelux region, in July 2019

    Regulatory information 
    This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc, advised by 3i Germany.

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