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2. 10. 2023, Marianna Zapotilová

Top news: Rohlik Group acquires Bringmeister e-supermarket from Rockaway Capital, which is becoming shareholder of entire Rohlik Group

Rohlik Group is the new sole shareholder of the German Bringmeister on-line supermarket. In return, Rockaway is acquiring a share in the Rohlik Group, the size of which will depend on the performance achieved by Knuspr.de and Bringmeister during the year following the transaction. Rohlik thus has a new opportunity to expand its services in Germany and significantly increase its customer base in Berlin and Munich.

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Rockaway Capital selling its shares in Heureka Group and FAST ČR to EC Investments a PPF – while increasing share in Vivantis through purchase from PPF

The Rockaway Capital group is selling its shares in the Heureka Group on-line price comparison portal and in FAST ČR a retail and wholesale vendor of consumer electronics, to the EC Investments a PPF investment groups. Along with Rockaway, these were hitherto the only shareholders in both companies. On the other hand, Rockaway is purchasing a share in the Vivantis e-shop from PPF to become its majority shareholder. The sale of shares in the Heureka Group and FAST ČR and gaining a majority share of the Vivantis e-shop are a continuation of Rockaway’s strategic development and portfolio optimization.

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Bringmeister is the winner of the prestigious German Stiftung Warentest award

Stiftung Warentest is an independent and renowned German foundation that specializes in the testing and evaluation of consumer products. Its main goal is to provide consumers with independent and objective information about the quality and performance of various products on the market. In the current issue, the foundation examined a total of six food delivery services in Germany. Compared to other services, Bringmeister presented by far the widest range of products and received an overall score of 2.1, making it the winner in its category.

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David Swaim from the investment team: “At Rockaway, we do business creatively.”

One little black mark with the US authorities and you can end up… at Rockaway perhaps! Investment manager David Swaim, who has both Slovak and American blood in his veins, has an interesting career path behind him, during which both conscious decisions and unplanned events played a role. “I wanted to stay in the US – and I’ve been living in Prague seven years now. I returned to the States to finish my MBA – and left for Warsaw. I planned to work only for start-ups – and in the end I enjoy being in an investment group.”

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