Investment by BIP Investment Partners
Mercateo was founded in 2000 by Dr. Sebastian Wieser and two additional McKinsey consultants as a B2B marketplace. Today, the solutions combine the advantages of a B2B marketplace with a networking platform. Through this infrastructure, buyers, suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers connect their systems amongst themselves, and process transactions digitally, regardless of their previous degree of digitization. Buyers and suppliers thus make their business processes more efficient through standardization, while at the same time benefiting from supply diversity and direct relationships with their partners. In addition to the “Mercateo Unite” networking platform, which is positioned neutrally between suppliers and buyers in the B2B sector, Mercateo has been running the largest B2B marketplace in Europe since the year 2000. In 2016, Mercateo increased its sales to EUR 228 million. The company employs more than 450 people across Europe and is currently active in 14 countries.