1 April 2017 - Berlin
Delivery Hero announces strategic partnership with AmRest
Berlin, 1 April 2017 – Delivery Hero GmbH (“Delivery Hero”), a leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace, announced today that it has entered a regional partnership with AmRest Holding SE (“AmRest”), the largest publicly listed restaurant operator in Central Europe. The partnership considerably strengthens Delivery Hero’s position in the region and the company’s global leadership position in online food ordering and delivery.
Under the agreement, AmRest acquires a 51% stake in Delivery Hero Poland (Restaurant Partner Polska Sp. z o.o., which operates the platform PizzaPortal.pl in Poland) through an investment in newly issued shares, while Delivery Hero’s stake will decrease to 49%. With this partnership, Delivery Hero will get an exclusive opportunity to add a wide variety of AmRest’s popular restaurants and brands across Poland to its food delivery platform. Furthermore, as part of the terms of the partnership, AmRest will bring its brands onto the Delivery Hero platforms DameJidlo.cz and NetPincér.hu in the Czech Republic and Hungary, respectively. The companies also agreed to explore opportunities for further cooperation in other Central and Eastern European countries.
Niklas Östberg, CEO of Delivery Hero, said: “With AmRest we gain a strong and well-established partner to drive forward our business in Poland and across Central and Eastern Europe. This is an ideal opportunity for us to gain an even stronger foothold in this key region as we continue to execute our strategy of achieving market leadership in the markets we operate in. The partnership combines AmRest’s operational excellence, unique brand portfolio and deep knowledge of the markets it operates in with our technology and our expertise to build an amazing online takeaway experience.”
Drew O’Malley, Chief Digital and Operations Officer at AmRest, added: “This exciting partnership is a key component of our AmRest Digital Strategy. Effectively, we are combining AmRest’s restaurant operational muscle and powerhouse brands like KFC and Pizza Hut with the technical know-how and digital operational capability of Delivery Hero’s PizzaPortal.pl with the ultimate goal of becoming the leader in the restaurant home delivery segment in Poland.”
AmRest is the largest independent chain-store/restaurant operator in Central and Eastern Europe with a growing international presence. AmRest holds the franchise rights to the KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King and Starbucks brands in Poland and operates more than 1,100 restaurants in 13 countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Spain, France, Germany, China).
The transaction is expected to be closed within the next few weeks. The companies have agreed not to disclose the financial details of the transaction.
About Delivery Hero
Delivery Hero is a leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace serving approximately 17 million active users through its online and mobile platforms across 40+ countries in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Delivery Hero also offers premium food ordering and delivery in 51 cities across 10 countries. The Company is headquartered in Berlin and has over 5,000 employees.
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Bodo v. Braunmühl, Head of Corporate Communications, Delivery Hero
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Bodo joined Delivery Hero in 2013. He started as Head of PR, today he is responsible for the company’s corporate communications. Before joining Delivery Hero he worked in the comms area for 20 years, holding various positions in journalism, marketing and PR at companys such as Burda, Springer or Betfair.
Bodo is a graduate of Deutsche Journalistenschule in Munich, and Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin. In addition he holds a Diplom (equiv. to MSc) in Regionalwissenschaften from University of Cologne.