Tag: Henrik Persson


Alexander Hannerland, co-owner of Swedish search engine Hitta.se (photo from his LinkedIn page with thanks)

Classified experts buy Hitta.se from Schibsted

No big deals were announced in the classifieds division at Schibsted's Q2 results presentation today, but Schibsted Growth presented a deal that has a few classified connections, making it worthwhile to report. Schibsted will sell its search engine business in Sweden to a group with well-known “classifieds personalities".

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Agents offered chance to buy up to 18% of Hemnet

Agents offered chance to buy up to 18% of Hemnet

About 30 of the biggest real estate brokerages in Sweden have been given the chance to buy shares in Hemnet at the same price as General Atlantic (GA), and the investor group Merro Partners (Henrik Persson, Pierre Siri, Vostok New Ventures, among others) bought Hemnet shares back in December.

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Hakan Erixon, chairman of the new board of Hemnet (photo from his LinkedIn profile with thanks)

Hemnet board meetings to be held in London?

Everyone keeping an eye on our industry news feed, has followed the trials and tribulations of the Hemnet sale in the past year. Now, the deal is in the bag, the new owners have taken over, and the company has a new board of directors. Who is on the new board of Hemnet?

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Three clues to Vostok’s mystery $7.5 million investment

Three clues to Vostok’s mystery $7.5 million investment

When Per Brilioth, CEO of Vostok New Ventures, announced that his company invested $7.5 million U.S. in an investment company Merro, he left the audience with one big mystery: In which classifieds had that company already invested. He gave several clues and left everyone free to come up with his own candidates. This was his first clue: They are three online classified sites in the Mena region (Mi

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