Abris-backed logistics tech platform Alsendo buys Ecolet
Combined group targets further consolidation, international expansion and transformation into a leading tech-enabled delivery management solutions provider
18 April 2023, Warsaw – Alsendo, a provider of tech-enabled delivery management solutions in Central Europe, backed by ESG transformation specialist investor Abris Capital Partners, has acquired Ecolet, the leading B2X focused parcel services platform in Romania and Bulgaria.
Founded in 2019, Ecolet serves approximately 5,000 customers – primarily small and medium-sized business clients. The acquisition has a strong strategic rationale, supporting Alsendo’s international expansion and giving the business an immediate footprint in the Romanian and Bulgarian parcel services markets.
The transaction follows Alsendo’s earlier domestic bolt-ons as well as more sizeable add-ons of: Sendit, a parcel services platform in Poland (July 2021); Zaslat, a technology-enabled parcel services platform focused on consumers and corporate clients in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (September 2022); and Innoship, a Romanian SaaS carrier management software provider (October 2022).
The acquisition will cement Alsendo’s leadership position in the Romanian market and support its transition from a traditional parcel broker model into a technology-driven provider of delivery management solutions with a regional footprint. Following the acquisition, Alsendo will target further consolidation and technological leadership through digital transformation, with new services dedicated to all customer segments.
Edgar Kolesnik, partner at Abris Capital Partners, commented:
“This is the latest step in Alsendo’s strategy to build the largest tech-enabled delivery management solutions provider in Central Europe, as we drive international growth and value creation through buy and build. The acquisition of Ecolet establishes Alsendo’s position in the Romanian reselling market and unlocks cross-selling potential within the wider business, particularly with Innoship, complementing their technology offering.”
Alsendo (previously apaczka) is the largest delivery management solutions provider in Central Europe, operating as an end-to-end multi-carrier shipment intermediary dedicated to e-commerce platforms, marketplaces, global enterprises and SMEs, cooperating with the leading players in the regional courier delivery market. Abris acquired Alsendo in November 2020, with a plan to capitalize on the ongoing growth of e-commerce globally, at the same time executing an ambitious organic and acquisitive expansion program.
Marcin Susmanek, COO of Alsendo, added:
“We are delighted to be teaming up with the excellent team at Ecolet and are looking forward to a smooth integration, using the model we have established at Alsendo following our earlier acquisitions. We continue to transform our business into the leading technology-driven delivery management solutions provider in Central Europe. We look forward to executing on the ambitious plan for synergies between Ecolet and the wider Alsendo group.”
Alexandra Guja, Management Board Member of Ecolet, commented:
“This is an exciting development for Ecolet, and we look forward to our partnership with Alsendo and Abris. The tie-up with Alsendo will allow us to build on the best practices of both companies, increase the product suite and scale the combined business. In addition, we will take a number of steps to further professionalize our operations and develop our team.”