Mergers and Acquisitions in Amazon-Land

There's money in the Amazon business (ie. banana stand)

Move over aggregators. We're talking services.

The next trending aggregation: Software and Agencies in the Amazon space. While transactions are a bit slower, they are picking up steam and very much impacting the average Amazon business.  

Yes, some of the bigger fish software services such as Helium 10 and Jungle Scout are swallowing other software tools. Others like Carbon6 and ThreeColts are purchasing a variety of services as a core part of what they do. Many of these businesses have private equity and institutional capital behind them. In order to sound intelligent at your next Amazon Seller networking event, make sure you name drop these:

And what about Amazon Agencies?

Amazon agencies also are a part of the action. Many of these are not in the public eye quite like the software businesses and often the buyer only makes one investment in the spacee. Here's a few highlights:

There's at least a half a dozen other transactions that are behind closed doors (Buy Box Experts, Cart???).  Activity is happening.  Every transaction reminds me how much bigger the space is than I had imagined. Did I miss any major transactions?

So What?

These don't really impact the average Amazon Seller or brand. Most of you reading this email will be using one of these services now or in the future. So it's nice to know what's going on. I also think that most Amazon Sellers already made one career transition to get where they are now, and will likely do another one. It's nice to see that there is energy at the top. So make your business moves accordingly.

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