TA Associates said May 23 it closed an investment in 10bis. Financial terms weren’t announced. Tel Aviv-based 10bis is a B2B and B2C online food ordering marketplace and payment platform. Goldfarb Seligman served as legal counsel and NOAH Advisors provided financial advisory services to 10bis. Primes, Shiloh, Givon, Meir provided legal counsel services to TA Associates.
TA Associates Announces Investment in 10bis
BOSTON, May 23, 2016 – TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced it has completed an investment in 10bis, a leading B2B and B2C online food ordering marketplace and payment platform in Israel. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
In the B2B market in Israel, 10bis operates a leading online food marketplace that allows businesses to provide employee meal benefits programs. The 10bis platform is integrated into a company’s human resources and accounting systems, with employees’ allowances made available through a dedicated 10bis account. Employees can make restaurant purchases via the 10bis mobile app or website, or by using a 10bis card in person at participating restaurants. Individuals also can use the 10bis platform to order personal meals from the comfort of their home. 10bis clients include both leading Israeli companies and large multinational corporations. In 2015, 10bis entered the B2C market with the launch of its direct-to-consumer offering. The rapidly growing platform provides quick and easy access to thousands of restaurant menus, reviews and ratings, while offering discounts, special promotions and other benefits. 10bis processes more than one million orders per month across a network of more than 3,500 restaurants in 20 cities in Israel. Founded in 2000, 10bis is headquartered in Tel Aviv.
“With its highly scalable, easy-to-use, multi-channel technology platform, 10bis has become the leading B2B and B2C food marketplace and payment provider in Israel,” said Naveen A. Wadhera, a Managing Director at TA Associates who will join the 10bis Board of Directors. “10bis is the only business of its type serving both the corporate and personal end markets, and is highly regarded by customers and restaurants alike. We are very pleased to partner with the dynamic and talented 10bis management team and to collaborate on the company’s continued profitable growth.”
“We are delighted to welcome TA Associates to our company and to our Board, in what we anticipate will be a significant new chapter in the evolution of 10bis,” said Tomer Fefer, Co-CEO, 10bis. “We will continue to focus on adding new clients and restaurants to our platform, as well as making further inroads into the consumer market. With the assistance of TA, our first institutional investor, we plan to continue our growth, including hiring additional staff, and to increase the breadth of our offering.”
10bis values the Israeli B2B food ordering market at approximately $1.8 billion, and the B2C ordering market, largely consisting of transactions by phone, at $2.3 billion. Statista estimates annual restaurant spending in Israel at $8 billion, and predicts food and drink-related ecommerce will see a robust 19.3% compound annual growth rate from 2015 to 2020.
“While 10bis has become a leader in the B2B food ordering market, a significant portion of the addressable B2B market has yet to be captured,” said Nurit Shaked, Co-CEO, 10bis. “In addition, while Israel has a well-established meal ordering culture, only a small percentage of B2C activity is today conducted online. Given our proven technology and broad and diverse restaurant network, we believe 10bis is well positioned for continued meaningful B2B growth and to capture a significant portion of the burgeoning B2C online ordering market.”
Goldfarb Seligman served as legal counsel and NOAH Advisors provided financial advisory services to 10bis. Primes, Shiloh, Givon, Meir provided legal counsel services to TA Associates.
10bis is a leader in online and mobile food ordering from restaurants in Israel. The company’s cutting-edge technology allows customers to easily eat at or order from more than 3,500 restaurants. 10bis serves both private customers and thousands of corporations in Israel, representing hundreds of thousands of employees. 10bis was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv.
About TA Associates
TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced global growth private equity firms. The firm has invested in more than 460 companies around the world and has raised $24 billion in capital. With offices in Boston, Menlo Park, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong, TA Associates leads buyouts and minority recapitalizations of profitable growth companies in the consumer, business services, financial services, healthcare and technology industries. More information about TA Associates can be found at www.ta.com.