Report: E-Commerce
Current Trends and Figures

E-Commerce Report 2H2019

During the first half of the year, the highly anticipated $1.4b IPO of social discovery platform Pinterest, put later-stage e-commerce firms in the spotlight. In addition to Pinterest, we have even seen the IPOs of American social media-oriented fashion retailer Revolve and Nigeria-based online marketplace Jumia, set to become the Amazon of Africa, rank in the top 10 most successful VC exits so far this year. The transactions raised $196m and $212m respectively and generated 84.3% and 86.4%. 

These transactions highlight two of the largest trends in e-commerce today – the rise of platforms and the rise of social commerce. 

Hampleton’s latest report focuses on E-Commerce sub-sectors such as Online Retail, Internet & Information Services and Media & Social.

It also includes: 

  • Trends and analysis of deal activity
  • Deal geography
  • Top acquirers
  • Valuation metrics

Top Buyers


Total Number of E-Commerce Deals


All totals and median values refer to the entire period unless otherwise stated. Median multiples plotted in the graphs refer to the 30-month period prior to and including the half year.


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