Deskbookers, the platform that lets you find flexible meeting and office space, has been bought by Spacebase. The competitor from Berlin snags up the Amsterdam-based startup as part of an equity deal. According to Deskbookers CEO Deepti Sahi, the acquisition by Spacebase was the best way for the company to keep growing internationally. As the COVID-19 crisis may have disrupted business, Sahi sees the startup from Amsterdam come out stronger.
Spacebase buys Deskbookers
Even though the press release mentions an acquisition of Deskbookers, CEO Deepti Sahi would rather call it a ‘merger’ of two companies. “Over the last couple of years we’ve been looking at opportunities to keep growing”, she says. “It’s hard to get pan-European dominance, but joining forces with leaders from other countries is the right way forward. The industry is ripe for consolidation. We’ve been talking to other players in the market to understand how we can build a large company by merging.”