This time, Gopuff has doubled down on its expansion into Europe by acquiring Dija, a platform that delivers groceries and other products to households within minutes in the U.K., France and Spain.
The acquisition comes on the heels of another recent deal from Gopuff, which purchased U.K.-based Fancy, another last-mile delivery service provider. Gopuff has also raised billions from investors in the last year, most recently receiving $1 billion in a funding round with a $15 billion valuation for the company.
Dija raised $20 million in funding from investors, including Blossom Capital, Index Ventures and Creandum. The acquisition is expected to further accelerate Gopuff’s international expansion and give the company an immediate presence in France and Spain.
“Combining Dija’s team of industry veterans, extensive infrastructure and local expertise will complement Gopuff’s proprietary technology and unique customer experience, and advance our ability to scale rapidly as we create a leading platform in Europe,” said Daniel Folkman, Gopuff’s senior vice president of business. “Together, we will continue to innovate and define the instant needs economy across Europe and bring the category to more customers in the region.”
Between Dija and Fancy, Gopuff will operate in three European countries with a footprint of 40 micro-fulfillment centers and 200 employees in the region. After closing, Dija will continue to operate under its brand name in the near-term as the companies work on an integration plan. The deal is expected to close within 30 days, according to Gopuff.