Private equity-backed technology group ClearCourse has acquired eCommerce platform provide Sellerdeck for an undisclosed sum.

The eCommerce development agency will form part of ClearCourse’s retail division and expands the latter’s established and growing footprint in the eCommerce space.

Following the deal, CEO Josh Barling will continue to lead the company, overseeing Sellerdeck’s operations and benefitting from strategic guidance from ClearCourse.

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Founded in 1996, Sellerdeck provides a range of innovative platforms to help eCommerce businesses scale their operations and revenue by removing the technological challenges that hold back their growth.

The company is based in Exeter, with team members throughout the UK and an international team based in Chennai, India.

Gerry Gualtieri, CEO of ClearCourse, said: “I’m delighted to be able to announce the acquisition of Sellerdeck. It’s a fantastic company that was one of the first to recognise the importance of e-commerce and I can’t wait to get started working with its superb team.

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“It’s an exciting time for ClearCourse’s retail division and our eCommerce offering, which is going from strength to strength. Sellerdeck will bring a great deal of deep expertise to ClearCourse, complementing EKM and developing integrations across the firm.”

Sellerdeck shares a range of integration opportunities with ClearCourse’s existing software and payments offerings, creating significant extra value for customers.

For instance, both Sellerdeck and ClearCourse’s EKM will benefit from the sharing of ideas, expertise and best practice with both brands serving different market segments.

Sellerdeck will also be able to integrate ClearCourse’s own proprietary payments solution ClearAccept