EBay’s 2dehands.be buys Schibsted’s Kapaza.be

03 May 2017

Belgium’s classified market has seen a major consolidation: Kapaza.be, a leading general classifieds site owned by Schibsted, will cease to exist on May 13. Parts of Kapaza was bought for an undisclosed amount by competitor 2dehands.be, a horizontal platform owned by EBay. Schibsted bought Kapaza in 2008 for €20 million ($21 million U.S.). The acquisition will turn 2dehands.be into the largest general classifieds site in Belgium…

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Anastasia Gnezditskaia

Anastasia Gnezditskaia is a writer / analyst covering France, Benelux and Morocco. Based in Antwerp, Belgium, she has a background working for trade publications covering markets and their regulation in Washington, D.C., where she lived for 10 years. Following this she managed international development projects in Africa at the World Bank, and worked as a journalist covering Congress, federal government agencies and financial markets, including energy futures.