$ 250 million for Groupon

Groupon receives a $ 250 million investment from a new investment club led by former Comcast CFO Michael Angelakis. Alibaba already took an interest of 5.6 percent in the American company. According to a statement, the intention is to investigate a 'strategic collaboration' from which analysts conclude that the company is for sale

Groupon receives a $ 250 million investment from a new investment club led by former Comcast CFO Michael Angelakis. Alibaba already took an interest of 5.6 percent in the American company.

According to a statement, the intention is to investigate a 'strategic collaboration' from which analysts conclude that the company is for sale. The money is initially used for repurchasing shares.

Groupon has not been doing badly lately. Turnover was 2.6 percent higher last year than in 2014. This is mainly due to the fact that the Groupon sales group increasingly engages in direct sales. However, several international offices had to be closed.