Mercateo combines the benefits of a B2B marketplace and a networking platform. Purchasers, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers connect up their systems via this infrastructure and handle transactions digitally with each other, regardless of their previous degree of digitalisation. Purchasers and suppliers thus make their business processes more efficient through standardisation and at the same time benefit from a wide range of products and direct relationships with their partners: purchasers receive an individually tailored offer. Suppliers tap into new target groups or focus more intensively on existing customers, thus meeting the expectations of customers with regard to efficient purchasing processes and service. In addition to the networking platform Mercateo Unite, which positions itself neutrally between suppliers and purchasers in the B2B sector, Mercateo has been operating what is now Europe’s largest B2B marketplace since 2000. Mercateo increased its turnover to 250 million Euro in 2017. The company has more than 500 employees throughout Europe and is currently active in 14 countries.