Amazon may no longer be the only game in town when it comes to aggregators and the online retailers they acquire. Several recent deals by startup aggregators indicate that Shopify is the up-and-coming M&A e-commerce platform. This trend may suggest that demand for Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) businesses has reached a saturation point and that competing platforms offer more opportunity.
As compared with the public markets, the private capital markets are like the wild west. I liken it to a frontier town where there’s no sheriff, plenty of gunslingers and news travels slowly by stagecoach.