Berlin-based food delivery giant, Delivery Hero, has acquired Hungrig.se. This acquisition, although financial detail is not revealed, was made with a clear vison that Delivery Hero increases its presence in Southern Sweden.
“We are extremely happy to have Hungrig.se on board. With its strong local presence and entrepreneurial spirit, it complements Delivery Hero perfectly.” says Carl Tengberg, Nordic Head of Delivery Hero.
Hungrig.se was founded by Samir Bachkami, Marcus Gullin and Henrik Jönsson in 2013, as RestaurangOnline. In 2014 they launched an app for fast food delivery, the same year as Uber Eats or Foodora.
Hungrig.se operates in 22 cities in Sweden and has 16 offices including the head office in Lund, with 60 employees. In 2017, hungrig.se reported € 3.5 million (SEK 38 million) in sales, with low a negative result (around € 30.000, SEK 300,000).
Thru this acquisition, Hungrig.se becomes Delivery Hero’s third brand in Sweden and fourth in the Nordic countries. Delivery Hero already has Foodora in Sweden Norway and Finland, Online Pizza in Sweden and Pizza-Online.fi in Finland. Also, Hungrig’s CEO Samir Bachkami becomes CEO of Delivery Hero’s operations in Sweden.
“I go in with full energy and focus in my new role where I, together with the teams from all companies, will build Sweden’s best takeaway and delivery experience. Our customers will have an even better supply and the restaurants an even larger clientele.” says Samir Bachkami.
Delivery Hero is truly a giant in the food supply market. It was founded by Swede Niklas Östberg in May 2011. Its HQ is located in Berlin and has over 1,000 employees. In the global perspective, they operate their services in over 40 markets with about 19,000 employees, competing with giants such as Uber Eats and Just Eat. They succeeded in their IPO in 2017 and are valued at almost € 8 billion on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.