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Delivery Hero buys InstaShop to expand in Middle East, North Africa

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German online takeaway food group Delivery Hero said on Thursday it is acquiring online grocery service InstaShop for an initial purchase price of around $270 million, after the company almost doubled its revenues in the first half of 2020.

BERLIN, Aug 27 (Reuters) - German online takeaway food group Delivery Hero DHER.DE said on Thursday it is acquiring online grocery service InstaShop for an initial purchase price of around $270 million, after the company almost doubled its revenues in the first half of 2020.

InstaShop, based in Dubai, operates in the Middle East and North Africa and has an annualized gross merchandise volume of $300 million, Delivery Hero said.

(Reporting by Riham Alkousaa; editing by Thomas Seythal)

((Riham.Alkousaa@thomsonreuters.com;))

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