Press Releases

  • Scout24 AG: Annual General Meeting approves first dividend payment since IPO

    - The Annual General Meeting of Scout24 AG (“Scout24“, “the Company” or together with its subsidiaries “the Group”) took place in Berlin on June 8. At the Meeting, shareholders representing more than72% of Scout24 AG's total share capital of 107,600,000 shares, were present. A key resolution referred to the first dividend payment by Scout24 since its IPO in October 2015, underlining the sound operating performance and sustainably strong financial position of the Group.

  • Scout24 publishes first CSR-Report titled “Inspiring People – Impacting Worlds”

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or "the Group"), the leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries published its first CSR-Report „Inspiring People – Impacting Worlds“ on 16 May 2017. The report is available at csrreport.scout24.com.

  • Scout24 AG reports successful first quarter 2017 with solid top- and bottomline growth

    - – Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or “the Group”), the leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, reports solid growth in revenues and profitability in the first quarter of the financial year 2017.

  • Scout24 AG announces record 2016 results and robust outlook for 2017

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or “the Group”), the leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, announces its full year results for the year ended 31 December 2016.

  • Scout24 expands executive team

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or "the Group"), the leading operator of digital real estate and automotive mar-ketplaces in Germany and other selected European countries, is strengthening its executive team. From March 1, 2017, Dr. Thomas Schroeter will be responsible for the Marketing & Product Division at Immo-bilienScout24 as Senior Vice President, reporting directly to Greg Ellis, CEO of the Scout24 Group.

  • Scout24 preliminary results 2016: Continued revenue and profit growth

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or “the Group”), the leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, continues on its growth path based on preliminary results for the full year 2016.

  • Scout24 improves financial position through successful re-financing

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or "the Group"), the leading operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, has concluded a new syndicated loan with eleven renowned European banks under the leadership of UniCredit Bank AG totaling up to EUR 800 million and maturing in December 2021. The existing syndicated loan with a residual debt of EUR 680 million is therefore fully repaid.

  • Moving to the red planet: Scout24 and National Geographic use virtual reality to show life on Mars

    - How do people live on Mars in 2060? ImmobilienScout24, Scout24's digital real estate marketplace, will be showing a futuristic 3D penthouse on Mars for the launch of the six-part TV documentary "Mars" by National Geographic. A specially-designed exposé will make it possible to experience a 360° tour of the future property. Smartphone users can use virtual reality (VR) glasses to inspect the property for themselves.

  • Scout24 AG continues on its growth path with strong cash conversion cementing its solid financial position

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or “the Group”), the leading operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, announces its results for the third quarter of the financial year 2016.

  • Record number of visitors at “Valley in Berlin”

    - Berlin, October 6, 2016 – What hidden potential is there in Virtual Reality and how can VR be integrated into the real estate industry? Why are Business Angels investing in companies like Uber? And how do digital platforms influence the Bollywood scene in India? These and many other topics will be discussed by the international start-up entrepreneur scene at “Valley in Berlin”. YOU IS NOW, Scout24 AG‘s accelerator, has sent out invites to its great start-up event for the fifth time. Around 500 participants followed the keynote speeches and panel discussions. The event’s patron is Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy, and the Federal Government’s delegate for start-ups.

  • ImmobilienScout24 takes over my-next-home.de and immodirekt.at

    - Berlin/Munich, June 9, 2016 - ImmobilienScout24, the Scout24 AG online marketplace for real estate, is strengthening its market position in Germany and Austria with two strategic acquisitions: the company has acquired the Saarland portal my-next-home.de and the Austrian online platform, immodirekt.at. Both real estate portals will be integrated into Scout24 AG as wholly-owned subsidiaries of Immobilien Scout GmbH and will continue to exist as independent brands. The acquisitions are part of the growth strategy of the Scout24 Group.

  • Scout24 AG reports a successful first quarter 2016

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or “the Group”), the leading operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, announces its results for the first quarter of the financial year 2016.

  • The future belongs to the girls – Scout24 opens its doors on ‘Girl's Day’

    - Berlin / Munich, April 25, 2016 – ‘Coding’, hardware, databases, Internet companies – all buzzwords from the digital branch. This year's Girl's Day gives young women an exciting glimpse into this often unfamiliar and new technical world. We’re going behind the scenes of web development at Scout24 in Berlin and Munich.

  • New OneScout24 CEO: Christian Nowak takes the helm at Scout24 in Austria

    - Berlin, April 01, 2016 – Starting in April 2016, Christian Nowak will officially hold the position CEO OneScout24 Austria and assume responsibility for the two Scout24 portals ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24 in Austria. In this capacity, Nowak will report directly to Christian Gisy, CFO of the Scout24 Group. „By filling this newly created position based on the OneScout24 approach, ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24 have been brought closer than ever before in terms of corporate strategy. The goal here is to leverage revenue synergies and better utilize any overlap in usership“, says Christian Gisy. The OneScout24 approach is also part of Scout24's growth strategy in Germany.

  • Scout24 AG announces record 2015 results and strong outlook for 2016

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or “the Group”), the leading operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, announces its full year results for the year ended December 31, 2015.

  • Edzard Maske is the new Head of International Ad Sales at Scout24 Media

    - Edzard Maske took charge of International Ad Sales at Scout24Media on March 1, 2016, and is responsible for developing the advertising business in Europe. The digital marketing service of Scout24 AG reinforces its marketing team with Maske, and now the sights are set on internationalization. The position was newly created. Maske will report directly to Marc Hundacker, Vice President Scout24Media (Europe).

  • Scout24 AG records a successful year 2015 with continued revenue and profitability growth

    - Berlin / Munich, 15 February 2016 – Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or “the Group”), the leading operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, shows continued growth in revenues and profitability based on preliminary results for the full year 2015.

  • Scout24Media to manage its own marketing

    - Berlin/Munich, 4 February 2016 – Scout24Media, the digital marketer of Scout24 AG, is repositioning itself and will henceforth manage its entire marketing efforts without external partners. "We now want to offer our advertisers and agencies a personal service from a single source. Direct contact is important to us, so we can give advice and support on any marketing questions. We are therefore assuming responsibility for the complete digital marketing of Scout24 AG," explains Marc Hundacker, Vice President at Scout24Media.

  • AutoScout24 Nederland B.V. acquires European AutoTrader B.V. from Sanoma Media Netherlands B.V.

    - AutoScout24 Nederland B.V., the operator of the leading Dutch digital automotive classifieds platform AutoScout24.nl and a subsidiary of Scout24 AG, signed an agreement today to acquire all shares of the Dutch digital automotive classifieds portal European AutoTrader B.V. from Sanoma Media Netherlands B.V. with an effective date as of 1 January 2016. Closing took place immediately after signing. The agreed purchase price amounts to 27.7 million Euro and is fully paid in cash.

  • Using social media to find a new home ImmobilienScout24 acquires minority share in start-up Salz&Brot

    - ImmobilienScout24 acquires 15 percent of the Düsseldorf start-up Salz&Brot (which translates to Salt&Bread). This strategic partnership intends to expand the leading online real estate company’s reach among a younger target audience which is active on social media. Salz&Brot operates a real estate portal for people looking for housing and relies heavily on social media channels for communicating with clients. The startup makes use of city pages on Facebook which are aimed primarily at younger users.

  • The online flea market Stuffle is now the largest mobile marketplace search engine for classified ads

    - Why trawl endlessly through the glut of classified ad marketplaces if there is a sim-pler and faster method? Stuffle, the free flea market app, provides a better alter-native. Known previously as a digital marketplace for second-hand items, the startup is currently reinventing itself: Stuffle is set to become Germany’s largest marketplace search engine for classified ads. The Hamburg based startup perfectly reflects consumer tremds as a meta-marketplace for old treasures from a variety of recommerce providers – buy and sell shops for second-hand goods. After all, a recent study by McKinsey & Company into the online classified ad market has re-vealed that two thirds of all consumers already search online marketplaces for sec-ond-hand products, and their numbers are growing steadily.

  • Scout24 AG admitted to SDAX

    - Only shortly after its successful IPO in October, Scout24 AG, leading operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, will be admitted to the SDAX as of December 21, 2015. This decision was announced by the Working Committee for Equity Indices at Deutsche Börse AG, Frankfurt / Main, after yesterday’s regular review of the small-cap index.

  • Scout24 AG records further growth in Group revenues and profitability for the third quarter of 2015

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or “the Group”), leading operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, reported its consolidated financial results for the third quarter and the first nine months of the financial year 2015.

  • Scout24 Expands Management Team

    - Scout24 AG (“Scout24”) has expanded the management team further. As of October 1st, Richard Durnall (36) has taken on the freshly created position of CTO (Chief Technology Officer). He is responsible to CEO Gregory Ellis. At the same time, Dr. Michael Bütter (45) has taken up the position of Senior Vice President Legal/General Counsel and will be reporting to CFO Christian Gisy. He thus succeeds Hilke Herchen (40), partner at CMS Hasche Sigle, who had been acting as Senior Vice President ad interim for Scout24 since February 2015.

  • Scout24 continuing to upgrade sales excellence

    - The Scout24 Group continues to build up its management team in the New Year. Barbara Wittmann (46) has been taking over the role of Senior Vice President Sales and Operations at ImmobilienScout24 on January 7th 2015.

  • Scout24 expands management team

    - From January 1st 2015 the Scout24 Group will be expanding its management team further. Christian Bubenheim (49) comes in as Senior Vice President Marketing & Product for the AutoScout24 marketplace and will also be responsible for Product Development. Judith Jungmann (44) is taking over the “Human Resources & Communication” sector for the whole Scout24 Group as Senior Vice President. She succeeds Andrea Hollenburger who is leaving on December 18th 2014 at her own request.

  • ImmobilienScout24 acquires FLOWFACT: extensive reach meets CRM excellence

    - ImmobilienScout24 is expanding its activities in the area of customer relationship management systems (CRM systems), and is purchasing the Cologne-based company FLOWFACT AG.

  • Scout24 releases key financial results

    - Scout24 Group, one of Europe's leading groups of companies for online market places, continues its track record of profitable growth. This is reflected by the company’s recent performance as well as its historical financial results.

  • Scout24 exploring a potential IPO

    - Scout24 Group, together with its shareholders, is exploring the possibility of an IPO of the Company. At this stage, no final decision has been made yet.

  • Christian Gisy appointed Chief Financial Officer of Scout24

    - As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Christian Gisy (47) assumes responsibility for the financial department of Scout24 Holding GmbH on 01/09/2014. Thus far, Gisy is serving as long-time CEO of CinemaxX. He follows Joe Lichtenberger who leaves Scout24 for personal reasons.

  • Change in AutoScout24’s Management Board

    - Alberto Sanz de Lama and André Stark, Managing Directors at AutoScout24 GmbH, are leaving the company by mutual consent. Alberto Sanz de Lama was responsible for marketing, sales and international operations. André Stark led product management, IT, finance, legal and human resources. They will leave AutoScout24’s management team effective immediately. Greg Ellis, CEO of the Scout24 Group, is taking over management of AutoScout24 on an interim basis.

  • Greg Ellis to become new CEO of Scout24 Group

    - Greg Ellis will become the new CEO of Scout24 Group. The 51-year-old Australian, who currently successfully manages the real estate portals of the Australian REA Group in Europe, Asia and Australia, will take up office during the first half of 2014. Dr. Martin Enderle, current CEO of Scout24, has decided to switch to the Group's Advisory Council after ten years at the helm.

  • Free parking spaces thanks to Big Data: YOU IS NOW Munich takes on startup Parknav from Chicago

    - YOU IS NOW, the Munich-based startup incubator of the Scout24 portals, has taken on a new company in the form of Parknav, whose free app makes it easier to locate parking spaces in cities. Successful pilot trials of the app, which is based on various data sources, are currently underway in Chicago and Munich.

  • New majority shareholder for Scout24 Group – Hellman & Friedman to take over 70 percent of shares

    - Hellman & Friedman is to take over 70 percent of the Scout24 Group on the basis of a group value of 2 billion euro. Deutsche Telekom will retain a 30 percent stake in the Company. The transaction will come into effect when approved by the cartel authorities.

  • Strong brands and Employer Brand in the spotlight: Scout24 Group has a new website

    - "My best decisions for a better life" – this is the overriding motto of the completely redesigned Scout24 Group website scout24.com. The website has a Responsive Design layout and conveys the multi-faceted brand world of Scout24, emphasizing the organization and structure of the Scout24 group and its brand strengths and providing interesting facts on corporate culture, job offers, career starts and application tips.

  • Many times award-winning: websites of Scout24 Group win the OnlineStar 2013 People's Choice Award

    - The users have decided: they chose Scout24 Corporate Blog and FriendScout24 for the OnlineStar 2013 for first place in the respective categories. Europe's biggest internet people's choice award was conferred for the 15th time already, making it one of the most important distinctions in Germany's digital economy.

  • Presentation of start-up myCleaner in Munich on 31.7.

    - On Wednesday, 31.7.2013, start-up company myCleaner will spend a whole day cleaning the cars of Scout24 employees free of charge on the Ten Towers forecourt in Dingolfinger Strasse 1-15. You and your car are cordially invited to join in the kick-off promotion!

  • YOU IS NOW: two new start-ups kick off in Munich

    - YOU IS NOW, the start-up incubator of the Scout24 portals, has adopted two new start-ups in the form of myCleaner and myfitnessclub, thereby expanding its focus. Whilst YOU IS NOW in Berlin focuses on real estate, Munich is dedicated to start-ups and company founders in the fields of automobiles, dating, finance and other fast-growing online topics.

  • Extremely popular: seven websites of the Scout24 Group under the Top 10 nominated for the OnlineStar 2013 Public Choice Award

    - The preselection process for the OnlineStar 2013 Public Choice Award, Germany's largest Internet User Poll, is complete. Users voted the Scout24 Corporate Blog alongside the Scout24 market places ImmobilienScout24, AutoScout24, FriendScout24, FinanceScout24, JobScout24 and TravelScout24 in their respective category into the Top 10 of the most popular German websites. The OnlineStar Public Choice Award is presented in 16 categories and counts among the most significant awards in Germany's digital economy.

  • Scout24 adopts civic responsibility: donation campaign for flood catastrophe victims

    - The Scout24 Group has started a donation campaign in response to the flood catastrophe that has caused devastation in many parts of Germany. The initial donations collected at all of the Scout24 market places in Berlin and Munich and an initiative by employees and other supporters already amount to more than 20,000 euro.

  • Committed: 800 employees support more than 75 social projects during the Social Day 2013

    - More than 800 employees of the Scout24 Group participated in over 75 social projects in Berlin and Munich, where the Group's offices are located. In Munich, more than 300 employees were involved in activities by organisations for children and young people, facilities for senior citizens, environmental associations and animal protection projects.

  • Change at FriendScout24

    - Dr. Jörg Rahmer, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at FriendScout24, will leave the company on 1 October 2013 to take on a new assignment. A successor will be designated as soon as possible.