Made.com acquires Trouva to expand reach and choice

Made.com has announced the acquisition of Trouva in order to expand choice and reach.

The online homeware retailer has not yet confirmed the terms of the deal.

Trouva, which was launched in 2015, is based in London and helps independent boutiques and brands gain gain exposure, offering customers a curated range of homewares, lifestyle and fashion products.

It has relationships with over 700 boutiques across Europe and has delivered to 34 countries worldwide this year.

Despite the takeover deal, Trouva wil continue to operate as a standalone brand led by the current leadership team of Alex Loizou, the company’s CEO and chief operating officer Dimple Patel.

As part of the deal, Made will integrate and deploy Trouva’s bespoke marketplace technology in its core business while it expands its range of furniture and homeware products and increases its presence in international markets.

The retailer hopes that this will help in reducing the need to invest in its own tech.

“This acquisition brings with it an experienced and talented team, a sector leading technology platform and excellently procured choices of homewares product that will resonate with the Made target customer,” Made CEO Nicola Thompson said on the deal.

“Trouva’s assortment complements our design led homeware and home proposition superbly and is a great strategic fit for us as we continue to enhance our marketplace offer.”

“This acquisition will allow us to significantly accelerate our growth strategy by expanding our curated product range – giving our customers more choice and newness – and scaling the business in key territories both established and targeted by leveraging Trouva’s exceptional cross-border technology.”

Trouva co-founder and CEO Alex Loizou added: “We are excited for the future of Trouva as part of Made. The combination of the two businesses enables us to leverage synergies across our brands, customers and our technology platform.”

“By becoming part of the Made group, we will continue on our mission to support independent boutiques and brands by making their curation accessible.”

“We look forward to continuing growing Trouva’s marketplace offer while extending the range of curated products available to the Made customer.”

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