SMG Swiss Marketplace Group, the joint venture created in November following the merger of Switzerland-based Scout24 Schweiz and TX Markets, has appointed Immanuel Häfliger to serve as talent acquisition and recruitment specialist.

Immanuel Häfliger. Source: LinkedIn

Häfliger had been working as an independent operations consultant, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He spent six years at global staffing group Randstad in Switzerland, working in IT and engineering services, and has also had stints at Seniors@Work, IET, and Talentis Solutions, among other companies.

“Many thanks to the whole SMG team for the super nice welcome you all gave me,” Häfliger wrote on LinkedIn. “The first week with you flew by and I look forward to shaping the future of the Swiss Marketplace Group with you.”

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG’s portfolio includes real estate (immoscout24.ch, homegate.ch, ImmoStreet.ch, home.ch, Acheter-Louer.ch), automotive (autoscout24.ch, motoscout24.ch, Car For You), general marketplaces (anibis.ch, tutti.ch, Ricardo.ch) and finance and insurance (financescout24.ch).

Publicly listed TX Group AG (formerly Tamedia), the parent of TX Markets, holds a 31% interest in the new business. Marketplace and media company Ringier AG and leading Swiss insurance company La Mobilière each hold a 29.5% share and General Atlantic has a 10% interest. The four shareholders each have 25% of voting rights.

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