Another job portal goes Alma Media’s way

02 Feb 2012
By Christo Volschenk No-one can say Finnish media group Alma Media is slow in ratcheting up its online classifieds business – a strategy it adopted on Nov. 1 last year. On Dec. 21, 2011 it announced the acquisition of three job portals in eastern Europe for €34.4 million ($46 million U.S.) (

Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on and our senior analyst covering Naspers. He brings more than 31 years of experience in business journalism to the team - the last 18 years focused on classifieds and e-commerce. Apart from working closely with the AIM Group, Christo is a freelance journalist, content manager, and copy editor. Before branching out on his own, he spent 15 years with Naspers in South Africa as journalist, economics editor and online project manager. He now spends most his day editing the news reported by 23 colleagues in 23 countries from his base in Stuttgart, Germany.