There was movement in the Unister saga today: Thomas Ebeling, chairman of German media group ProSiebenSat.1, told journalists the company considers the pros and cons of buying a part of Unister.
Not the classifieds, however. But, rather the travel/holiday accommodation sites, reported start-up magazine Gründerszene.
Unister was placed under the temporary control of a liquidator days after two senior managers had died in a plane crash (our report) and it came to light the company owed almost €40 million ($44 million U.S.). Last year an effort by ProSiebenSat.1 to buy Unister’s travel portfolio of sites crashed, apparently while Unister wanted too much money.
Gründerszene also reported German media group Axel Springer had indicated it wasn’t interested in Unister, or parts of Unister.
So, the classifieds savior still needs to appear from somewhere.