Owner-change at Markt.Gruppe approved by Kartellamt

15 Oct 2014
On Oct. 9 the Bundeskartellamt (Germany’s anti-trust authority) approved the buy-out of Funke Mediengruppe from Markt.Gruppe by Rheinische Post Mediengruppe (ProServ) and the media group Ippen.Before the deal, Ippen, ProServ and Funke each held one third of the shares in Markt.Gruppe. The deal gave Ippen and ProServ each half of Funke’s 33.3%-holding, thereby making Ippen and ProServ equal par

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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.