Bidding war erupts for Trade Me by Angela Hawksford in Financials / Deals, Marketplace 06 Dec 2018 A bidding war has erupted for Kiwi marketplace Trade Me, with U.S.-based Hellman and Friedman throwing its hat in the ring to buy the site for $6.45 NZD ($4.44 U.S.) a share.This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Trade Me New Zealand Angela Hawksford Angela is a writer and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. She has extensive knowledge of the Australian real estate industry, having started her career in real estate advertising at News Limited newspapers, where she worked across a number of different mastheads in Sydney. She s also worked in television, magazines and online, and regularly contributes feature articles to The Sydney Morning Herald, MiNDFOOD and The Newcastle Herald. Angela also works as a content writer, creating written content for a number of SMEs across an array of industries, including real estate, education, technology and digital media.