Rocket Internet IPO amid e-commerce scramble

By Andrew Griffin
11 Sep 2014

Rocket Internet, the German firm which incubates new online retailers, launched a €750m IPO on Wednesday amid a stream of new listings from e-commerce firms.

The deal will run alongside the IPO of fellow German online retailer Zalando, which sells clothing. It will also come up against the $21bn jumbo New York deal from Asia-based Alibaba. But bankers expect enough demand in the market to support all of those deals, and ...

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