June 13, 2006, 12:00 AM

Vendio acquires majority stake in auction management vendor Andale

Vendio, a provider of sales management services for online merchants, has acquired controlling interest in Andale Inc., a company that provides listing management and research services for sellers on eBay. Purchase price was not disclosed.

 

Vendio, a provider of sales management services for online merchants, including Sales Manager Inventory Edition, Vendio Gallery and Vendio Image Hosting, has acquired controlling interest in Andale Inc., a company that provides listing management and research services for sellers on eBay. Purchase price was not disclosed.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work more closely with Andale,” said Rodrigo Sales, CEO of Vendio. “Vendio and Andale have complementary strengths that have helped us collectively lead the industry as the two largest sales management providers with the most innovative applications for online merchants. From economies of scale and category and geographic expansion to new services and technologies, this deal will result in a host of lucrative new opportunities for both companies and the customers they serve.”

Vendio also appointed five directors to the Andale seven-member board of directors. The board has named Ravi Garikipati as Andale’s new CEO. Ex-CEO Linda Hayes has left the company.

 

 

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