Adevinta’s Germany-based marketplaces Kleinanzeigen and will move their headquarters to their Berlin office at the end of this year in an effort to make themselves more attractive to both current and prospective employees.

The two companies — a general goods marketplace and auto marketplace, respectively — are currently headquartered in Europarc Dreilinden in Kleinmachnow (Brandenburg) — just outside the city — with a lease that expires in June 2025.

“The move to Berlin enables us to meet the growing demands of a modern working environment. At the same time, we are increasing the attractiveness of our company for current and future employees,” said Kleinanzeigen CEO Paul Heimann, who is also head of recommerce at Adevinta.

The new office is in the former Oberpostdirektion, an architectural landmark built in the 1920s in the Charlottenburg district, where Adevinta opened an office for its two subsidiaries in September 2023.

The close proximity to Berlin’s subway system will also enable employees to arrive by public transport, saving them up to an hour of commuting time every day.

“As a result of the Corona pandemic, the world of work has changed fundamentally. Not least because of this, we had increasing difficulties in recruiting employees for our office in Kleinmachnow,” Heimann added.

Kleinanzeigen and have about 1,000 employees between them.

Oslo-based marketplace specialist Adevinta was recently acquired by a consortium led by private equity firms Permira and Blackstone.

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