Moonpig snaps up Buyagift for £124m

Moonpig, the online greeting card specialist, is set to acquire gifting experience firm Buyagift for £124m.

The move will deliver a step-change in Moonpig’s gifting proposition as it looks to benefit from the the growing £6bn gift experiences segment of the market.

In addition, the integration of Buyagift’s product offering into Moonpig’s platform will drive cross sell opportunities.

“The outcome is that Moonpig Group will be able to recommend specific and bespoke gift experiences to approximately 13 million loyal customers every time they shop with us,” the company said.

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“The proposed acquisition of Buyagift rapidly accelerates Moonpig Group’s journey to become the ultimate gifting companion. There is strong strategic rationale for the transaction, and compelling financial benefits,” Moonpig Group chief executive Nickyl Raithatha said.

“Buyagift is profitable and highly cash generative, with a proven track record of strong growth and we are excited by the ways that we can further transform the business using the Group’s proven playbook.

“We see significant potential for the cross-selling of gifting experiences to Moonpig Group’s loyal customers.

“We look forward to working with the Buyagift team to deliver an enhanced proposition for our customers and to create value for our shareholders.”

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