Tag: Ricardo



Anti-trust authority questions Ricardo sale to Tamedia (Updated with Tamedia’s official response)

Anti-trust authority questions Ricardo sale to Tamedia (Updated with Tamedia’s official response)

Roughly four months after Tamedia announced its intention to buy Ricardo Group from Naspers for CHF 240 million ($260 million U.S.) (our report here), it now surfaced that the Wettbewerbskommission (WEKO), Switzerland’s anti-trust authority, is uncomfortable with parts of the deal… <span

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Consolidation in Switzerland: Tamedia buys Ricardo

The riddle who will take over Naspers' Ricardo Group in Switzerland just has been solved: Tamedia will acquire the online marketplace Ricardo.ch, the auto platform AutoRicardo.ch, the general classifieds platform OLX.ch a

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Ricardo launches service site for user safety and fraud-avoidance

Ricardo launches service site for user safety and fraud-avoidance

In Switzerland popular marketplace portal Ricardo.ch launched a new safety and anti-fraud information portal. Conceived in responsive design, it collects useful hints for making e-commerce on Ricardo safer, the company said in a <a href="http://www.ricardo.ch/ueber-uns/Portals/ch-ueber-uns/Docs/MM_DE/2014/141117_ricardo.ch_Sicherheitsportal.pd

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Kroke slips into hot seat at Momox

Kroke slips into hot seat at Momox

Ex-Ricardo boss Heiner Kroke is back. And, at a firm we wrote about extensively in our CIR14.03, namely Momox.de, Germany’s Nr. 1 recommerce player. According to online magazine Deutsche-startups, Momox founder Christian Wegner vacated the hot seat for

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Naspers drops free online marketplace Tradus for new brand Ricardolino

Naspers drops free online marketplace Tradus for new brand Ricardolino

Activities are high at Naspers subsidiary in Switzerland Ricardo AG since the change in management (we reported here) has occurred: Ricardo has launched a new free online classifieds portal ricardolino.ch in mid December, which will substitut

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Naspers launches new attack on Swiss market

Naspers launches new attack on Swiss market

Ricardo Group, the Naspers-subsidiary operating in Western Europe, launched a new attack on the free, general classifieds market in Switzerland this week, when it replaced Tradus.ch with a friendly, modern platform called Ricardolino.ch. It started out with about 150,000 ex-Tradus ads. Until its death, Tradus was Switzerland’s No. 3 ge

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Naspers names new managing director for Ricardo Switzerland

Naspers names new managing director for Ricardo Switzerland

After appointing Christian Kunz (see our report ) as new CEO from October 2012, Ricardo the biggest online marketplace in Switzerland has chosen Yves Mäder as his managing director. The 41-years old Mäder comes from competitor Tamedia, where he was responsible for Jobup AG, the company that operates the job p

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People moves in Europe and Africa

People moves in Europe and Africa

Hamburg-based business network Xing appointed Timm Richter (42) to its executive board with the title of chief product officer (CPO). Richter currently is CEO of TravelTainment (started there in Dec. 2010) and will take up his duties in the newly-created position on the XING executive board as soon as possible, but not later than Mar. 1, 2013, the company said. Richter will “ensure Xing keeps u

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Swiss Ricardo.ch AG replaces CEO

Swiss Ricardo.ch AG replaces CEO

The operator of the biggest Swiss online marketplace, Ricardo.ch AG, has appointed Christian Kunz as new CEO from October 2012 on, to replace Heiner Kroke, who is leaving the company after four years as head of the company. As Heiner Kroke, the new CEO Christian Kunz has been connected to competitor Ebay, were he had responsible in different manager positions for the global marketing of the auc

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