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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 27 country-specific online shops.

    Luqom Group differentiates itself from its competitors through an extensive range of 50,000 products, broad and differentiated product assortment, in-depth product knowledge, excellent customer service and high product availability. The company generated >€230m 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 as well as Lampemesteren, the leading online retailer for premium lighting products in the Nordics, in March 2021

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

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