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Markt.Gruppe launches blue-collar job site

Markt.Gruppe launches blue-collar job site

Markt.Gruppe, the German media group with a big portfolio of classifieds, including horizontals Kalaydo and Markt.de and job site Stellenanzeigen, stepped up its attack on the lucrative blue-collar jobs segment with the launch of Jobblitz.de.


Germany’s horizontal Kalaydo gets a fresh look

Germany’s horizontal Kalaydo gets a fresh look

Earlier this week, Kalaydo.de unveiled an updated website, which is cleaner and more visual than the previous version. The rebrush presents a better user experience by clearly showing Kalaydo’s four market segments: stuff classifieds, jobs, real estate and autos, and making the search function easier and more intuitive.



Immowelt and Kalaydo take hands

Immowelt Holding, operator of Germany’s real estate sites Immowelt and Immonet, is exploiting its well-established parentage to the maximum. Last week it replaced Immobilienscout24 as exclusive real estate partner of Meinestadt.de (our report here*) and today it became the official operator of the real estate category of Kalaydo.de. Both moves will boost Immowelt’s audience; the latter will also boost its listings. Meinestadt belongs to Axel...

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Markt.Gruppe replaces Vranken with own managers

Markt.Gruppe replaces Vranken with own managers

Joachim Vranken, long-standing CEO of regional, horizontal classifieds platform Kalaydo.de, received the marching orders from Markt.Gruppe, owner of Kalaydo since December last year. Markt.Gruppe appointed Sang-Woo Pai, founder and current CEO of Markt.de, and Peter Langbauer, current co-CEO of Stellenanzeigen.de, in his place. They will share the task of running Kalaydo between them. Langbauer


Immonet/Immowelt merger gets green light

Immonet/Immowelt merger gets green light

The German and Austrian anti-trust authorities approved the merger of Immonet and Immowelt, Germany’s No. 2 and No. 3 real estate sites, as proposed by Axel Springer and Markt.Gruppe, the owners of Immonet and Immowelt respectively, on Febr. 11 (our report here). Today's media statement <a href="htt


Axel Springer takes control of Immowelt

Axel Springer takes control of Immowelt

Axel Springer Digital Classifieds (ASDC), a classifieds company 85-percent owned by Axel Springer, acquired 55 percent (and therewith control) of real estate site Immowelt for €131 million ($150 million U.S.) from Markt.Gruppe, which remains as a "strategic partner". According to the media statement (<a href="http://www.axelspringer.de/en/presse/Immowelt-and-Immonet-join-forces_22676124.html" t


Owner-change at Markt.Gruppe approved by Kartellamt

Owner-change at Markt.Gruppe approved by Kartellamt

On Oct. 9 the Bundeskartellamt (Germany’s anti-trust authority) approved the buy-out of Funke Mediengruppe from Markt.Gruppe by Rheinische Post Mediengruppe (ProServ) and the media group Ippen. Before the deal, Ippen, ProServ and Funke each held one third of the shares in Markt.Gruppe. The deal gave Ippen and ProServ each half of Funke’s 33.3%-holding, thereby making Ippen and ProServ equal par



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