iFashion Group acquires Singapore-based lifestyle marketplace Megafash for US$2.23M

Yon Heong Tung

This will be its fourth acquisition to date

Singapore-based lifestyle venture platform, iFashion Group, announced today it has acquired Singaporean independent designer brands marketplace Megafash for S$3.15 million (US$2.23 million), in a cash and shares deal.

iFashion group also appointed Jeremy Khoo, the CEO and founder of Dressabelle – an O2O fashion marketplace that it acquired last year for S$7.5 million (US$5.5 million) – as its new CEO.

This new development will strengthen iFashion Group’s position as a major lifestyle portal in Southeast Asia. Megafash has both a strong online and offline presence, with its 7 stores occupying over 15,000 sq ft. It works with over 2,000 indie brands globally to sell over 300,000 unique products on its marketplace. In 2016, Megafash’s annualised revenue was reported to be S$8 million (US$5.7 million).

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“It’s an exciting time for us at Megafash. The brand has grown significantly, from 3 stores in 2015 to 7 stores currently. In times of economic downtown, we are pleased to say that our revenue grew five times from 2015. Megafash continues to grow as Singapore’s leading lifestyle marketplace. In fact, in December we received as many as 2,000 orders a day,” said Megafash’s CEO and Co-Founder, Jiawen Ngeow, in an official press release.

The acquisition of Megafash will also accelerate iFashion Group’s plans to go public. A press release said that the company is mulling an IPO at the end of April or May.

Last year. besides Dressabelle, iFashion Group made two other acquisitions: online retail real estate booking platform INVADE, and Malaysian fashion brand NOSE.

Image Credit: Megafash



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