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27 Mai 2020
Our portfolio company erento, Europe’s largest rental portal, has acquired Campanda.
Motorhomes are an important part of the erento marketplace and Campanda is a perfect addition to our portfolio.
Chris Möller, who is also the original founder of erento, has founded Campanda in 2013.
erento and Russmedia Equity Partners (“RMEP”) are the perfect partners to take Campanda to the next level.
Campanda is now the world’s largest marketplace for motorhome bookings and is available in 42 countries and five languages. More than 250,000 customers have already rented a camper van through the platform.
erento on the other hand is one of the largest rental marketplaces on the internet with around one million users per month and over 500,000 rental inquiries per year.
After the successful acquisition of the all-in-one rental software Rentsoft, this is the second successful acquisition of the team led by Luka Dremelj within two years.
The acquisition of Campanda is a great example of RMEP’s’ comprehensive corporate toolbox and how we are able to support the growth of our portfolio.
Our dedicated investment team supported the erento management team in all phases throughout the transaction from sourcing, to financing and closing in order to help erento consolidate their industry.
Corona crisis as an opportunity for growth
Spending the summer vacation in a motorhome is currently a tremendous opportunity for growth. Given the uncertainties caused by the corona pandemic, travelling in Germany in a motorhome has now become the safest way to spend your vacation.
We are very optimistic that the demand for campers will increase in the coming years.
Campanda will remain an independent brand: „Both companies will keep their core business as both companies have a great market position,“ says Luka Dremelj.
Russmedia Equity Partners (RMEP) is the majority owner of erento and is actively investing into profitable niche marketplaces and SaaS solutions in Europe. RMEP also manages the existing digital portfolio of Russmedia Group, consisting of 19 portals in seven countries.
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