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22. September 2021

Mister Spex SE grows strongly by 25 percent in the first half of 2021

  • Revenue growth of 25% to 101 million euros driven by solid growth in both segments the German market +26% and International Markets +24%
  • Revenues with prescription glasses increased 32% in line with the strategic focus
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 increased slightly by 1% to EUR 2.3 million reflecting focus on growth
  • Number of active customers increased by 15% to 1.7 million

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15. September 2021

Mister Spex opens its 40th German store in Erlangen

Today, Europe’s leading digitally-driven omnichannel optician is opening a new store in the Erlangen Arcaden shopping centre – its 40th brick-and-mortar store in Germany. A week later, on September 22nd, the continued expansion will also be driven forward internationally with a second store in Vienna.

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08. June 2021

Mister Spex expands Management Board

  • Europe’s leading digitally driven omnichannel optician Mister Spex adds Maren Kroll (CHRO) and Dr Sebastian Dehnen (CFO) to the Management Board
  • New legal form as a European Company (SE)

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22. September 2021

Mister Spex SE grows strongly by 25 percent in the first half of 2021

  • Revenue growth of 25% to 101 million euros driven by solid growth in both segments the German market +26% and International Markets +24%
  • Revenues with prescription glasses increased 32% in line with the strategic focus
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 increased slightly by 1% to EUR 2.3 million reflecting focus on growth
  • Number of active customers increased by 15% to 1.7 million

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15. September 2021

Mister Spex opens its 40th German store in Erlangen

Today, Europe’s leading digitally-driven omnichannel optician is opening a new store in the Erlangen Arcaden shopping centre – its 40th brick-and-mortar store in Germany. A week later, on September 22nd, the continued expansion will also be driven forward internationally with a second store in Vienna.

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08. June 2021

Mister Spex expands Management Board

  • Europe’s leading digitally driven omnichannel optician Mister Spex adds Maren Kroll (CHRO) and Dr Sebastian Dehnen (CFO) to the Management Board
  • New legal form as a European Company (SE)

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06. May 2021

Mister Spex expands market leadership: Sales increase of 18 percent in 2020

  • Sales increased by 18 percent to 164 million euros
  • Positive adjusted EBITDA* increased by 56% to 7 million euros
  • Omnichannel approach ensures strong growth even during the Corona pandemic
  • Introduction of new technological innovations such as the online eye exam reinforces pioneering role

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21. April 2021

Premiere of Europe’s leading omnichannel optician in Sweden: Mister Spex opens first stores in Stockholm

Today, Mister Spex opens its first store in Sweden in the popular shopping street known as “Drottninggatan” in Stockholm. On 28 April, a second new store will open in the Mall of Scandinavia, Stockholm’s most famous shopping centre.

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31. March 2021

Mister Spex on course for expansion: First international stores in Austria and Sweden

Europe’s leading omnichannel optician Mister Spex is bringing its successful store concept to the international level and opening stores outside the German home market for the first time with three new locations in Austria and Sweden.

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07. December 2020

Mister Spex acquires deep-tech company Tribe

Europe’s leading omnichannel optician Mister Spex has acquired the Berlin-based deep-tech company Tribe to develop together AI-based solutions in the optician and eyewear industry. With this step, Mister Spex underlines its commitment to continuously optimize the customer experience in a technology-driven manner.

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29. April 2020

Mister Spex: Andreas Eriksson becomes new Managing Director Nordic Operations

On April 20, Andreas Eriksson (47) started as the new Managing Director Nordic Operations at Mister Spex in Stockholm. He is responsible for the markets in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The strategic focus of Eriksson and his team is to further expand all logistics processes in order to achieve Mister Spex’s growth targets across all countries. Eriksson will report directly to Chief Operations Officer (COO) Stefanie Budesheim-Wels.

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28. August 2019

Mister Spex raises EUR 65 million to accelerate international growth and retail network expansion

Mister Spex, Europe’s leading online optician, has raised over EUR 65 million to drive further business expansion. The Büll Family Office led the equity round with participation from existing investors (Grazia Equity, Stephan Schambach and Ehssan Dariani among others) while Global Growth Capital has provided a senior debt facility. 2018 as a financial year marked a further milestone for the business, with Mister Spex maintaining strong top-line growth while also achieving profitability. This investment will enable the company to accelerate this strong momentum via further development of its retail store portfolio and acceleration of its international expansion plans.

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20. January 2017

Lensstore is now called Mister Spex. As of today, Europe’s most successful online optician will be operating under a common brand identity in Sweden as well.

The Berlin-based European market leader in the online optician sector acquired, back in 2012, a majority stake in Swedish market leader Lensstore. We have now jointly decided, after four years of successful cooperation, to go for a uniform corporate identity under the umbrella of the “Mister Spex” brand. The thinking behind this has stemmed, along with other factors, from the idea that the latest price-to-performance standards applying to glasses should now be associated with a single, consistent brand identity present throughout Europe. Our Scandinavian business operation will continue to develop on this basis.

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31. May 2016

Mister Spex starts successful partner programme with local opticians in the Netherlands

Europe’s  leading  online  optician Mister Spex, which  already  supplies  customers  in  Germany, Austria and Switzerland, will now be offering various offline services in cooperation with Dutch partner opticians.

This puts Mister Spex on course for further expansion in Europe. The launch of the online shop in the Netherlands means that the Berlin-based company is now cooperating with more than twenty local partner opticians, who offer additional free-of-charge services such as eyesight tests and fitting adjustments for Mister Spex customers. The €9.90 charged for eyesight testing is deducted in full from any subsequent order submitted via the Mister Spex online shop.

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26. February 2016

Mister Spex opens its first store in Berlin

Europe’s number one online optician expands its multi-channel approach.

Mister Spex, Europe’s leading online optician, has opened its in-house operation at its first store in the Alexa shopping centre in Berlin, thus expanding its successful multi-channel concept with an additional sales channel. The company’s three executive directors, Dirk Graber, Mirko Caspar and Robert Motzek began the morning by giving their invited guests an insight into the future offline world of Mister Spex and by welcoming their first customers. Also on-site was Dr Christian Hanke, borough mayor of Berlin’s central Mitte district, who congratulated the online retailers on their decision to expand the successful business model to bricks and mortar retail trading. Dr Christian Hanke emphasised during his welcoming speech: “Mister Spex has been an innovative employer for the city since its inception in 2007. As borough mayor of Berlin’s central Mitte district, I am all the more pleased that the company is expanding its operations further in this location and opening its first store here in Alexa.”

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08. September 2015

Mister Spex strengthens its management team

Robert Motzek becomes managing director of Europe’s leading online optician.

Robert Motzek complements the management team at Mister Spex. As the third managing director, Motzek will from the first of October take on the lead of the Scandinavian business consisting of daughter companies Lensstore, Loveyewear and Lensit as well as continue to be responsible for extension of the partner optician network and the departments business intelligence and M&A. The 34-year-old has been part of the Mister Spex team with Dirk Graber and Mirko Caspar since 2013. He worked continuously on expanding the business into additional European markets such as recently the Netherlands and Switzerland.

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07. September 2015

Mister Spex is national champion at the European Business Awards 2015-16

On September 1st, the national champions from 33 European countries were nominated in the first phase of the European Business Awards 2015-16, and the Berlin-based e-commerce company will be representing Germany in the category “The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award”. In total, more than 32,000 companies entered in the contest of which 678 made it to the 2nd round. In Germany, 44 companies are represented as national champions.

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30. June 2015

Mister Spex launches online eyewear shop in the Netherlands

As of today customers in the Netherlands and Flanders can reach Europe’s leading online optician at misterspex.nl.

The Berlin-based company Mister Spex further increases its international activities and strengthens its position as Europe’s leading online eyewear retailer. After expanding to Switzerland in March its e-commerce service is now also available in the Netherlands. At misterspex.nl customers can find – as on all Mister Spex websites – the most comprehensive range of directly available designer glasses and sunglasses in Europe. To provide high quality customer service in the Netherlands, a specialized team offers support via a free hotline in the local language. Mister Spex provides Flanders, the northern Dutch-speaking part of Belgium with the same service and product range as the Netherlands; all orders are directly delivered from Berlin.

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05. June 2015

Mister Spex wins ECMOD Direct Commerce Award 2015

Along with the software-provider Intershop, Europe’s leading online optician Mister Spex has been awarded for their successful shop relaunch in Great Britain.

Last night, Mister Spex was awarded with the ECMOD Direct Commerce Award 2015 in the category “Health & Beauty” during a ceremony in London. Mister Spex has been active in the UK with its online shop since 2010 and received the award for the successful migration from their former IT-infrastructure to the commerce platform “Intershop Commerce-Suite”. The collaboration with Intershop started in January 2014 and focussed on the complex transition to the new UK shop platform; this migration was successfully completed in September.

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31. March 2015

Mister Spex pushes ahead with European expansion, launching its own online shop in Switzerland

Mister Spex, Europe’s leading online eyewear retailer, is expanding into Switzerland. The new shop at misterspex.ch is now active on the Swiss market and offers customers the entire Mister Spex range of over 7,000 different designer glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses. The company’s own service team with qualified opticians is on hand to assist customers requiring individual advice. Mister Spex is already successful in Germany, Austria, France, Spain and Great Britain thanks to its websites in these countries, and has recently expanded its European business in Scandinavia by acquiring online shops Lensstore, Loveyewear and Lensit. The company’s launch in Switzerland is now another step in the expansion of its European operations.

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09. February 2015

Mister Spex increases sales in 2014 to 65 million euros and is in the black

In 2014 Mister Spex was once again able to grow further, increasing on a 47 million revenue in 2013 to 65 million euros this year. This represents an increase of 38 percent. In addition, the online glasses shop finished up last year for the first time in the black. For further European expansion Mister Spex has a total investment of 32 million euros. The money largely comes from the US investment bank Goldman Sachs, which invested earlier in the year at Mister Spex. A portion of these funds have now been used for expansion in Scandinavia: Norway’s contact lens online shop Lensit.no now belongs also to the Mister Spex group.

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08. January 2015

Mister Spex receives 40 Million USD

Europe’s leading online optician Mister Spex concludes its largest financing to date raising 40 Million USD in a round led by US investment bank Goldman Sachs with participation from existing investors including Scottish Equity Partners (SEP), XAnge and DN Capital. Funds will be used to support the Company’s domestic and international growth plans.

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30. January 2014

Mister Spex closes 2013 with revenues of 47 million Euro and 1 million customers

During the last year, the online eyewear shop Mister Spex has extended its leading position in the German and European online optics industry. The Berlin-based e-commerce company achieved revenues of 47 million Euro in 2013 in Europe (2012: 26 million Euro), meaning a growth of 80 percent compared to the previous year. The number of customers increased from 500,000 to more than one million across Europe. Mister Spex has also grown its network of local partner opticians in Germany to 400 (2012: 300). “In addition to the organic growth in our core German market, the purchase of the Swedish online eyewear shops Lensstore and Loveyewear in the middle of 2013 also contributed to the successful development of our business”, says Mister Spex founder and CEO Dirk Graber.

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02. December 2013

Mister Spex appoints retail expert Peter Williams as chairman of board

Mister Spex, Europe’s largest online retailer for branded eyewear, has appointed former Selfridges CEO Peter Williams as non-executive chairman of the board.

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17. July 2013

Leading German online optician Mister Spex acquires Swedish online shops

Germany’s largest online optician Mister Spex further develops its position as market leader in Europe by acquiring the eyewear online shops Lensstore and Loveyewear from Sweden. “With this step we demonstrate our leading position in Europe and accelerate our international expansion”, says Dirk Graber, founder and CEO of Mister Spex. “We merge the business activities of the three fastest growing online eyewear companies in Europe. As early as 2013 we will jointly generate revenues of 48 million Euro.”

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14. May 2013

Leading German online optician Mister Spex secures 16 million Euro investment

Mister Spex, Germany’s largest online optician, has successfully closed an investment of 16 million Euro. New investor Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) led the financing round in the Berlin-based e-commerce company. Existing investors including XAnge and DN Capital also participated in the round.

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Katharina Berlet

Vice President Corporate Communication

Tel.: +49 (0)175 359 69 22
press@misterspex.com

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Vice President Corporate Communication / Press Officer
Katharina Berlet - Vice President Public Relations | Mister Spex
Katharina Berlet
Vice President Public Relations

Tel.: +49 (0)175 359 69 22
E-Mail: katharina.berlet@misterspex.com

Corporate Communication
Judith Schwarzer - Senior Corporate Communication & PR Manager | Mister Spex
Judith Schwarzer
Senior Corporate Communication & PR Manager

E-Mail: judith.schwarzer@misterspex.com

Brand PR & Content
Katharina Fronius - Senior Brand PR & Content Manager | Mister Spex
Katharina Fronius
Senior Brand PR & Content Manager

E-Mail: katharina.fronius@misterspex.com

Social Media & Influencer Relations
Urszula Zaskorska - Team Lead Social Media & Influencer Marketing | Mister Spex
Urszula Zaskorska
Team Lead Social Media & Influencer Marketing

E-Mail: influencer@misterspex.com

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