Flixbus

FlixMobility is a young global mobility provider, offering new alternatives for convenient, affordable and environmentally friendly travel via the FlixBus, FlixCar and FlixTrain brands. FlixBus is a disruptive, asset-light, tech-enabled global mobility platform offering mid- and long-distance travel in Europe and the US – the company helps over 50 million passengers a year to reach more than 2,000 destinations in over 30 countries

Germany

Current

Why we backed them

  • To back a truly disruptive market leader in European bus transportation and capitalise on the large global market opportunity with multiple avenues for value creation and growth
  • To enhance the company’s offering to both consumers, through competitive pricing, a superior travel experience, convenience and eco-friendliness, and bus operators, using its powerful network effects and strong unit economics
  • To support an internet 2.0-managed marketplace model with an impressive growth trajectory that provides a value
  • To capitalise on recent entry into the US market which offers a significant runway for further growth

The investment strategy

  • To support the company’s organic growth strategy into additional large international markets which are ripe for disruption
  • To fund strategic and accretive acquisitions, including a major acquisition in Turkey
  • To introduce new digital channels and support technological advancements across green and smart mobility that will continue to revolutionise the bus travel industry
  • To assist multi-modal expansion, including FlixTrain and FlixCar

The metrics

2019

Acquisition year

2000+

Destinations

30

Countries

1,200

Employees

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