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Live From E-Retail Fest London – Aggregator Roundtable


In this episode I host a panel live from E-Retail Fest disccussing all the topics that are hot right now in the space pertaining to what is happening in the world of aggregators. What to expect in the future and how everyone is dealing with everything since the multiples have come down and the rapid changes we are seeing in the last few months. From the current volume of quality Amazon businesses ready to buy verse 12 months ago to why pausing is a good thing and how to vet your buyer effectively.

John Hefter

Senior Vice President, Founder at Thras.io

As a Founder of Thrasio, John has been lucky to witness their original team of four grow into a one thousand person, billion-dollar powerhouse.

 

At work and in life, he’s a savant with unrelenting energy and curiosity. He enjoys often deploying his experience in branding, creative, neuroscience marketing, business development, acquisitions, leadership, culture building, and product development across numerous sets of business domains. If there’s a challenge met, John can face it overtly with ability, humor, and persistence.

David Mood

Head of Investments, Olsam.

Prior to Olsam, David was an Investment Director at Generation Investment Management, where he was part of the growth equity team focusing on high-growth disruptive consumer and technology companies accelerating the sustainability transition. David started his career at Barclays Capital in London working on cross-border European M&A transactions. He holds an MSc in Finance & Investments from Rotterdam School of Management and BSc in Business Administration from EBS University and is a CFA Charterholder.

 

Johan Hallenby

CEO/Founder, Go North

With +15 years of Entrepreneurial/investor experience, Johan started his Amazon journey as an FBA seller with one brand successfully launched. Founded Go North in late 2021 with already +10 acquired brands in the portfolio, 20 people on the team, and the ambition to acquire at least one new brand per week. Go North strives to be “Kings of operations”, a friendlier aggregator with the purpose of making sustainable consumption possible.

Olivia Jones

Director of Acquisitions at BRANDED

Olivia spent a decade at Goldman Sachs, where she worked across M&A origination and execution, capital raising, and broader corporate strategy in the tech sector. At BRANDED, she is responsible for the end-to-end sourcing and integration of European-based brands and brands in the Beauty & Personal Care vertical globally.

 

Lorenzo Cerchi

Investment Associate at SellerX

MSc in Finance from Bocconi University, BSc in Economics and Management from Luiss University. Prior experience in investment banking at Citigroup in London, working with financial sponsors on transactions spanning several industries.

 

Aïda Aït-Ahmed

Co-founder, COO, Nextoria

 

With a background in Consulting and Private Equity (Bain & Company), and experience scaling a Tech start-up across the EMEA region with a focus on product and data-driven operations, Aïda is one of the co-founders at Nextoria.

 

Nextoria is a global VC-backed M&A advisory firm and technology platform born out of a passion for entrepreneurship, and a drive to help business founders achieve their full potential. Nextoria’s mission is simple: find businesses that create and sell amazing products online, and give them the tools and support they need to achieve the best exit possible. With an approach that combines data-driven decision making and professional exit strategies and processes, Nextoria works with e-commerce business founders across the globe, acting as a trusted partner on their exit journey.

 

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