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The Order : Weekly Aggregator Roundup - Rainforest & Razor Group

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Happy Sunday,
Here’s a quick roundup of last week’s news

Chart of the week
Moonshot Brand’s Jesus Sotelo Ayuso breaks down the current interest rate changes and its impact on exits in Moonshot’s blog: “What Does the Fed Rate Hike Mean for Amazon Sellers and Other Small Businesses Looking to Exit?”
US Federal Funds Effective Rate [Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System]
US Federal Funds Effective Rate [Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System]
Report of the week
Valuations have come down in the current environment, more so the question is whether - and at what level - a seller represents an interesting target for a buyer (and an M&A advisor to take their mandate). “Hahnbeck’s Report On Exit Strategy In 2022-23” insightful look for sellers into market timing, valuations, exit strategies.
🧐 Curious about your current valuation? Run a quick check with Flip my Brand and stay up to date on its development.
Amazon FBA SDE Exit Valuations [Hahnbeck]
Amazon FBA SDE Exit Valuations [Hahnbeck]
New funding this week: $445M
Funding Craze 💰
  • Europe: Razor Group added a $400M credit facility from BlackRock & Victoria Park Capital [Business Insider]
  • South East Asia: Rainforest added $45M in funding led by Canopy Tropics (a subsidiary of PE firm Southern Capital Group) to build a house of brands for the modern mom. Rainforest currently covers 13 brands with first year operational revenue exceeding $30M [Tech in Asia]
Movers & Shakers
  • India: “Former Uber execs-founded Evenflow enters overseas [-> US] markets with 8th acquisition” [VC Circle]
Strategy 📈
  • E-commerce grocery companies shift focus to large packs to drive higher returns [Economic Times]
  • Shopify makes B2B push in attempt to regain momentum [Financial Times]
  • Twitter partners with Shopify to bring merchants’ products to Twitter Shopping [Techcrunch]
  • Shopify Adds NFT-Gated Option for Online Retailers [Decrypt]
  • The builder nature of Shopify: “Shopify goes soul-searching” [Wired]
  • Pinterest Deal Indicates A Major E-Commerce Push [Nasdaq]
  • China’s second largest online sales event 618 delivers a 5% YoY GMV increase for JD: “JD.com’s 618 Shopping Festival GMV result” [eCommerceDB]
Events 🎤
  • PowWow July 12-13 in Palm Beach Florida | considering to attend/exhibit? Let me know & happy to connect you with the team
  • Billion Dollar Seller Summit, Aug 14-18 in Austin
➕ One more thing...
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Let’s make this week count,
Christian
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