PMSI provides CDD on NVM / Downing's investment in Volo Commerce

NVM Private Equity has led investment into multi-channel e-commerce company Volo Commerce, which has raised £6.2m. London-based investment manager Downing also took part in the investment.


UK-based Volo has built an e-commerce service to help companies efficiently use and grow their online sales process. Volo processes more than 40 million orders annually across nearly 200 countries with clients including BMW, Dixons Carphone, Euro Car Parts, Office, Superdry and Tesco Outlet.

By deploying Volo’s software platform, customers are able to efficiently and rapidly grow their e-commerce business by accessing leading marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay and Walmart, and automating all aspects of the selling process. In addition, the solution incorporates multichannel best practices and know-how, whilst giving customers valuable analytics to improve profitability and drive growth. Volo supports hundreds of customers ranging from major brands to online specialists, to achieve greater scale through marketplace selling and international expansion, by removing costs and complexity.

Volo, which also has an office in New York, intends to use the funding to expand into North America and grow its business across other international sales channels.

James Arrowsmith, Partner at NVM commented: 

“We were impressed with the way PMSI managed to home in on the key aspects of this deal within a short period of time. They then provided a very succinct and focussed piece of analysis that was helpful not only for us in completing the deal, but also informed management too.”

Paul Watson, CEO of Volo Commerce commented:

“Our mission continues to be ‘to make selling online as easy as buying online.’ Through simplifying the selling process and adding valuable analytics our customers continuously outperform the market and typically grow their business by 100% or more by their third year with Volo. This investment will enable us to help more businesses grow and accelerate our international expansion whilst continuing to innovate across the platform.” 

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