Linnworks have announced the acquisition of have completed the acquisition of US based SkuVault, a provider of Inventory Management Systems (“IMS”), Order Management Systems (“OMS”), and Warehouse Management Systems (“WMS”) software solutions. Linnworks and SkuVault will be merged into one combined Company.
The transaction will combine SkuVault’s and Linnworks’ complementary strategies to deliver unprecedented ecommerce enablement and automation solutions. While we have accomplished a significant amount over the past several years, we are thrilled by the opportunities that lie in front of us as we, in partnership with the SkuVault team and our existing shareholder, Marlin Equity Partners, embark on the next stage of our growth.– Linnworks
It’s unclear at the moment as to how some of industry will view the acquisition. Competitors to Linnworks such as ChannelAdvisor, Sellbrite, and SolidCommerce are listed as SkuVault partners. In the longer term it’s likely some may switch to Linnworks or migrate away from SkuVault.
The combination of SkuVault and Linnworks will aim to offer the strongest IMS/OMS solution in the market, with a powerful and intuitive user experience, extensive functionality, and agile implementation and support services. You can expect a more extensive product suite with richer features and functionality spanning across inventory management, tracking, and forecasting, order management, and accurate and timely fulfillment at scale.
This will also serve to propel Linnworks US expansion, and those selling in multiple territories should benefit from wider geographic coverage, increased integrations, and deeper domain and technical expertise across Linnworks support and development functions.
We are very excited for the combination of our local and global talent that will drive significant value to our customers, employees and partners. We deeply appreciate SkuVault’s leading position within the North American market, driven by its highly differentiated product that offers rich features and functionality across the IMS and OMS value chain, as well as its deep WMS and third-party logistics (“3PL”) capabilities. We look forward to the depth of experience and spirit of innovation that the SkuVault team will bring to the shared company.– Callum Campbell, CEO, Linnworks
For customers that use Linnworks today, nothing has changed and you’ll still have access to the same customer support and sales teams to assist you running your business on their solutions. We expect to hear more about their combined vision for the future in the coming weeks and months.