Springer gets green light for Meinestadt

08 Oct 2012
The German anti-trust authority has given the acquisition of local information and vertical classifieds portal Meinestadt.de by Axel Springer Digital Classifieds (ADC) the green light. The envisaged management changes at Meinestadt have since become official, a Meinestadt spokesperson told AIM Group. Read our earlier report on the deal (

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Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on Aimgroup.com 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.