Axel Springer gets green light for @Leisure deal (with update)

16 Dec 2014

The Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s anti-trust authority, approved the acquisition of a controlling stake (51 percent) by Axel Springer in Amsterdam-based @Leisure Group. The existing shareholders of @Leisure will hold on to their 49-percent stake.

Axel Springer’s investment in @Leisure complements the businesses it already owns in the trave

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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.