Velstar Ltd. announces its acquisition of 9xb

Velstar Ltd., a leading Shopify Plus development and marketing agency, is proud to announce the acquisition of 9xb, an award winning B2B eCommerce agency based in Leeds, UK. The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Founded in 2004, 9xb specialises in the development of complex and bespoke eCommerce solutions utilising its proprietary software platform Peracto. Its highly qualified team of professionals addresses complex problems through innovative solutions, with the goal of vastly improving its clients’ commercial performance.

Dan Sheard, the Co-Founder and CEO of Velstar, commented, “The acquisition of 9xb is a major step in Velstar’s continued journey of client centric growth. While Velstar has traditionally focused on the Shopify Plus website development and marketing services for direct-to-consumer brands, 9xb is truly complementary to Velstar through its main focus on B2B clients. Velstar will ensure a smooth transition for customers and colleagues, with a tireless focus on client satisfaction and exemplary service.”

Rob Burns, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of 9xb added, “Our partnership with Velstar marks an exciting chapter in our journey of growth, diversification, and innovation. It aligns seamlessly with our commitment to delivering exceptional value to our clients. We are thrilled to complement our service offerings with the additional resources, capabilities, and scale of the Velstar.”

After the acquisition of 9xb, Velstar is expected to generate around £9 m of annual revenue. After the merger, the combined business will count over 100 customer centric and highly motivated employees.

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About 9xb

Since its inception 17 years ago, 9xb has continually invested in building an excellent team and developing best of breed eCommerce technologies and solutions. 9xb specialises in complex eCommerce development, integrations, UX/UI designs, as well as digital technology and growth strategy. 9xb has featured in the 2020 Digital Enterprise Top 100 and was awarded Best eCommerce Agency at the eCommerce Awards 2021. 9xb has an impressive group of clients who are being served by a qualified team of around 45 professionals.

About Velstar

Founded in 2016, Velstar has been dedicated to becoming one of UK’s leading Shopify agencies. Since 2020, the company has seen significant growth. Today Velstar provides a comprehensive suite of marketing services, in addition to its development work, to a large, diversified and ever-growing group of esteemed clients. Velstar has over 60 team members, each dedicated to elevating the brands of its clients.