Mystery buyer for VZ social networks

12 Sep 2012
The acquisition of the VZ social networks (StudiVZ, MeinVZ and SchülerVZ) by an investment firm called Vert Capital from German media company Georg von Holtzbrinck hugged the headlines in Germany today for an unusual reason - the mystery surrounding it. German online magazines referred to the acquisition as a “mysterious deal” and the buyer as a “mystery buyer” (<a href="http:/

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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.