Press Releases

  • Double-digit revenue growth and sustained high profitability in Q3 2019

    • Group revenue up 15.6% to EUR 155.6 million • Group ordinary operating EBITDA margin at 53.0% • Solid high-margin revenue growth at ImmobilienScout24 • Continued strong revenue growth at AutoScout24 with margin exceeding 60% • Slowing growth momentum at Consumer Services • Group targets for the financial year 2019 confirmed

  • Scout24 appoints new Vice President People, Organization & Culture and new General Counsel

    - New additions to the Scout24 Group management team: On 19 August 2019, Carolyn Schlak (48) assumed overall responsibility for the human resources department of Scout24 AG as Vice President People, Organization & Culture. Since 23 September, Dr. Christian Ronge (39) has also been the Group's new General Counsel. He is responsible for all legal matters of Scout24 AG, including data protection and compliance.

  • Local commitment: The Berlin Social Academy enters the 7th round

    - • From 21 to 24 October 2019, experts from companies will pass on their know-how to non-profit organisations and social start-ups • The Berlin Social Academy was founded in 2013 • Berlin State Secretary Sawsan Chebli is patroness of the initiative Berlin, 25 September 2019 - The 7th round of the Berlin Social Academy will take place from 21 to 24 October 2019. Around 50 experts will pass on their knowledge to non-profit organisations and social start-ups in 40 workshops and lectures.

  • Scout24 AG: Annual General Meeting passes resolution to increase dividend further and elects three new members to the Supervisory Board

    - • Dividend increases 14% year on year to EUR 0.64 • Annual General Meeting elects Frank H. Lutz, André Schwämmlein and Christoph Brand as new members of the Scout24 AG's Supervisory Board Munich, 30 August 2019 – The Annual General Meeting of Scout24 AG ("Scout24", "the Company" or together with its subsidiaries "the Group") took place in Munich today. The attending shareholders represented more than 79% of Scout24 AG's share capital. Key resolutions included the further increase in the dividend by 14% from EUR 0.56 to EUR 0.64 per share and the election of three new members to the Supervisory Board. In addition, the Annual General Meeting exonerated the Management Board and Supervisory Board of Scout24 AG for the 2018 financial year by clear majority.

  • Scout24 AG continues to show strong growth in the first six months of the year, while improving margins

    - Scout24 AG, a leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, is continuing its dynamic and very profitable growth path. In the first six months of 2019, the company posted double-digit growth rates for both revenue and earnings. Scout24 is thus fully on track to reach its targets for the full year and, in turn, achieve an increase in revenue of between 15% and 17% combined with an ordinary operating EBITDA margin of between 52% and 54%.

  • Scout24 comments on current media reports dealing with the strategic direction of the company

    - We have taken note of the publication of the letter of Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited (“Elliott”). Scout24 welcomes and values an open dialogue with all its shareholders. Over the recent months, Scout24 has engaged actively with our shareholders, including Elliott, ahead of, and following the announcement of our Strategic Roadmap on 19 July 2019, where we announced comprehensive steps aimed at strengthening our two core business areas, continuing revenue growth while simultaneously increasing operating efficiency and optimizing our capital structure.

  • Scout24 announces strategic roadmap to enhance long-term value creation for its shareholders

    - • Three-pillar strategy upgrade including: i. Strengthening of Scout24’s two core verticals; ii. Continued top-line growth combined with operational efficiency enhancements; iii. Capital allocation optimisation • Three new members for the Supervisory Board Munich/Berlin, 19 July 2019 – Scout24 AG (“Scout24”, “the Group” or “the Company”), a leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, today announced its strategic roadmap to enhance long-term value creation for its shareholders.

  • Dr. Dirk Schmelzer Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Scout24 AG

    - • The expert for digital business models will start his job on June 18, 2019. • The current CFO, Christian Gisy, will be available for a transitional period. Munich/Berlin, June 4, 2019 – Dr. Dirk Schmelzer was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Scout24 AG by the Supervisory Board with effect from June 18, 2019. The 52-year-old was CFO of the NuCom Group and played an instrumental role in the development of the Commerce Segment as one of the corporate pillars of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. Prior to that, Schmelzer was CFO of the public listed company Tomorrow Focus AG, which later became HolidayCheck Group AG. Schmelzer can thus contribute his tenured CFO expertise and investor relations know-how regarding digital platforms and business models that are highly relevant for Scout24. The current CFO Christian Gisy will be available to the company for a transitional period until 1 July 2019.

  • Scout24 marketplaces again awarded for outstanding service quality

    - • ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24 rank among Germany's best online portals 2019 • Survey of 33,000 customers who rated more than 570 online providers Scout24, a leading operator of digital marketplaces with a focus on real estate and automobiles in Germany and other selected European countries, has received an award for the service quality of its online marketplaces. The German Institute for Service Quality and the TV station n-tv awarded the prize to ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24 for the second time in a row.

  • Scout24 AG: Takeover bid by Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone rejected by majority of shareholders – Scout24 continues growth strategy and confirms forecast for 2019

    - • Minimum acceptance threshold of 50 percent plus one share not met • Forward-looking strategy, growth targets, and forecast for 2019 not affected by failed takeover bid Munich / Berlin, 14 May 2019 – Pulver BidCo GmbH (“BidCo”), a holding company jointly controlled by funds advised by Hellman & Friedman LLC and affiliates of The Blackstone Group L.P., announced today that the voluntary public takeover bid for Scout24 shares issued failed to reach the acceptance threshold of 50 percent plus one share. The takeover bid was therefore not successful.

  • Scout24 AG gets off to a successful start into the 2019 financial year with significant double-digit revenue growth

    - • Group revenue climbs 20.6% to EUR 148.8 million • Excellent development of business in all three segments • Ordinary operating EBITDA margin stands at 47.7% • Reaffirm to reaching the corporate targets for the 2019 financial year Munich/Berlin, 14 May 2019 – A leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, Scout24 AG (“Scout24” or “the Group”) has accelerated its growth, closing the first quarter of 2019 with double-digit growth rates in revenue and ordinary operating EBITDA.

  • Scout24 AG: Management Board and Supervisory Board of Scout24 AG recommend accepting takeover offer of Pulver BidCo GmbH

    - • Joint reasoned statement of Management Board and Supervisory Board published • Consideration of EUR 46.00 per Scout24 share is adequate • Management Board and Supervisory Board consider in particular the bidder's intention to form a strategic partnership to be positive Munich/Berlin, 10 April 2019 – The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Scout24 AG ("Scout24"), a leading operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, today published a joint reasoned statement (gemeinsame begründete Stellungnahme) pursuant to section 27 of the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (Wertpapiererwerbs- und Übernahmegesetz) relating to the voluntary public takeover offer launched on 28 March 2019 by Pulver BidCo GmbH, a holding company jointly controlled by funds advised by Hellman & Friedman LLC and affiliates of The Blackstone Group L.P.

  • Scout24 promotes sustainability at all levels

    - Update of CSR Report 2018 released today • ImmobilienScout24 determined the most searched apartment in Germany • Gender pay gap reduced from 10% to 7% within one year • Focus for 2019: sustainable product development Berlin/Munich, 1 April 2019 - Scout24, the leading operator of online marketplaces for real estate and automobiles, which reported record results for 2018 a few days ago, is also making progress in the further development of sustainable corporate management. In the updated CSR report "Ready to Connect - Update 2018", the company provides information on key results of its CSR work and gives an outlook on future goals.

  • Scout24 confirms record results for the 2018 financial year and expects rising double-digit growth rates in 2019

    - • Strong revenue growth of 12.5% to EUR 531.7 million • Earnings growth outpaces revenue: Ordinary operating EBITDA up 15.3% to EUR 291.5 million • Growth boost anticipated in the 2019 financial year: revenue growth ranging between 15% and 17% planned Munich/ Berlin, March 25, 2019 – Scout24 AG (“Scout24” or “the Group”), a leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, has picked up the pace on its course to sustainable and profitable growth in the 2018 financial year. The Group’s current audited financials confirm the preliminary results published on 12 February 2019. In total, Group Revenue increased by 12.5% to EUR 531.7 million and the ordinary operating EBITDA margin edged up from 53.5% to 54.8%.

  • Scout24 welcomes the takeover offer and the strategic partnership with Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone

    - Berlin / Munich, 15 February 2019 – Today, Scout24 AG (“Scout24”), a leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, and Pulver BidCo GmbH (“BidCo”), a holding company jointly controlled by funds advised by Hellman & Friedman LLC and affiliates of The Blackstone Group L.P., have signed an investment agreement forming a strategic partnership. BidCo has announced to pursue a voluntary public takeover offer for all Scout24 shares with a price of EUR 46.00 per Scout24 share in cash (“Takeover Offer”).

  • Scout24 publishes preliminary results for 2018: double-digit growth rates in revenue and earnings

    - • Group revenues grow by 12.5% to EUR 531.7 million • Ordinary operating EBITDA margin reaches 54.8% (56.5% excl. FINANZCHECK.de) • 2018 results at upper level of expected range Berlin / Munich, 12 February 2019 – Scout24 AG (“Scout24” or “the Group”), a leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, further accelerated its growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 and, based on the preliminary results for the 2018 financial year, increased Group revenues past the half a billion euros mark for the first time and the ordinary operating EBITDA margin to nearly 55%.

  • Combination of AutoScout24 in Spain and Autocasión creates a strong player in the Spanish online car sales market

    - Munich / Madrid, 21 December 2018 -- Leading Spanish media group Vocento’s automotive portal Autocasión is joining forces with the Spanish affiliate of AutoScout24. The combined business will become a strong player in the Spanish online car market.

  • Scout24 AG appoints two new board members

    - Scout24 AG, operator of the marketplaces ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24, is expanding its Management Board by two additional members. The Supervisory Board resolved to appoint Dr. Thomas Schroeter and Ralf Weitz to the Management Board. Both are experienced managers and have been jointly Managing Directors of ImmobilienScout24 since February 2018. Dr. Thomas Schroeter will assume the position of Chief Product Officer on the Management Board and will thus be responsible for the entire product development and marketing of the Group. As Chief Commercial Officer, Ralf Weitz will in future be responsible for all sales activities of the Scout24 marketplaces. Both have extensive experience: In addition to their role in the management of ImmobilienScout24, they are already responsible for product & marketing (Dr. Thomas Schroeter) and sales (Ralf Weitz) in cross-group functions.

  • Scout24 AG: New CEO Tobias Hartmann takes up office today

    - Tobias Hartmann is taking up office today as the new CEO of Scout24 AG, thus starting earlier than originally expected with the operator of the digital marketplaces AutoScout24 and ImmobilienScout24. Last week, the Supervisory Board of Scout24 AG appointed him a member of the Management Board with effect from 19 November 2018 and at the same time appointed him Chief Executive Officer of Scout24 AG. Gregory Ellis, previously CEO of the Scout24 Group, will remain a member of the Management Board until 31 December 2018 at the latest and will then leave the company. The change at the top of Scout24 AG was announced at the end of September.

  • Scout24 wins BARC Best Practice Award

    - Berlin, 14 November 2018 - Scout24 has been honoured for its innovative data organisation with the BARC Best Practice Award in the category "medium-sized businesses". With this award, the independent consulting and analyst firm Business Application Research Center (BARC) honors software projects that stand out for their economic benefits and exemplary implementation methods and procedures. Scout24 convinced the expert jury and the specialist audience with a federated data platform in a public cloud. The award ceremony took place on 8 November at the Big Data World in Frankfurt am Main.

  • Berlin Social Academy receives special award of the "Berliner Unternehmenspreis 2018" (Berlin Business Award 2018)

    - On Monday evening, the Berlin Social Academy (BSA) was awarded the special prize of the "Berliner Unternehmenspreis 2018". With this prize, the Governing Mayor, the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Berlin Chamber of Skilled Crafts honour companies from the capital that are socially committed and exemplary in their use of financial, material or human resources. In her laudation, Sawsan Chebli, State Secretary for Citizenship and International Affairs at the State of Berlin and patron of the BSA, praised the exemplary commitment of the network. Scout24, initiator of the BSA, accepted the award in the Red City Hall together with the other companies involved.

  • Scout24 AG concludes third quarter of financial year 2018 with double-digit revenue growth

    - Scout24 AG, a leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, has concluded a strong third quarter of 2018 with solid revenue growth across its segments.

  • Scout24 launches 6th Berlin Social Academy

    - From October 15 to 18, 2018, the Berlin Social Academy (BSA) will enter a new round. Over four days, 36 continuing education courses, lectures and workshops are planned throughout the city. Knowledge on topics such as social media, project management, marketing and fundraising will be imparted. Over 550 participants from around 150 non-profit organisations and social startups are expected. The patron of the event is Sawsan Chebli, State Secretary for Citizenship and International Affairs at the State of Berlin. The organizers are Scout24, Scholz & Friends Reputation, B.Z., Zalando and Microsoft Germany. Around 20 other Berlin companies and social startups support the BSA pro bono with workshops and lectures.

  • Scout24 AG: Tobias Hartmann appointed new CEO

    - Gregory Ellis leaves the company at the end of the year Munich / Berlin, 25 September 2018 – Tobias Hartmann, currently member of the Management Board of HelloFresh SE and responsible for business in the USA, will be the new Chairman of the Management Board of Scout24 AG. The 46-year-old will take office on 1 January 2019 or earlier. The current CEO of Scout24, Gregory Ellis, is leaving the company on 31 December 2018. As already announced, Ellis is leaving for personal reasons and at his own request.

  • Scout24 Media makes advertising business even more secure

    - Scout24 Media, the digital marketer of Scout24 AG, has introduced a risk management system for digital suppliers with the American provider The Media Trust in order to make the advertising business with third parties on their online marketplaces even more secure and to further optimise the high security and data protection standards of the Scout24 Group.

  • Scout24 completes takeover of FINANZCHECK.de

    - Scout24 AG, a leading operator of digital marketplaces focusing on real estate and cars in Germany and other European countries, took over the FINANZCHECK.de portal in full on 28 August 2018. The Federal Cartel Office has granted the necessary clearance. The acquisition with a transaction volume of 285 million euros was then completed in full. Scout24 had already concluded the purchase agreement for the acquisition of FINANZCHECK.de with the previous owners in mid-July. However, the purchase was still subject to approval by the cartel authorities.

  • Scout24 AG continues on its solid revenue and profitability growth path

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or “the Group”), a leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, has marked another quarter of strong growth in Q2 2018 and again increased its revenue and profit levels in the first half-year of 2018. With results fully in line with expectations, the Group is well on track to achieve the guidance given for the full financial year 2018.

  • Well thought out! Germans prefer to invest safely rather than quickly

    - Germans are hardworking, punctual and love coffee and cake - the list of clichés is long. Germans are also known for their prudence and caution in making their decisions. This applies in particular to major investment decisions such as buying a house or a car. This is now confirmed by a representative survey conducted by Scout24, the leading operator of digital marketplaces for real estate and automobiles in Germany and other European countries. For 84 percent of Germans, trust in providers and intermediaries is particularly important when making major investment decisions.

  • Scout24 AG optimises and expands financing structure with new loan

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or “the Group”), a leading operator of digital marketplaces, specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, has refinanced and restructured the existing EUR 370 million syndicated credit facilities enabling the financing of the recent acquisition of FFG FINANZCHECK Finanzportale GmbH as well as future M&A plans. Scout24 AG has concluded a comprehensive syndicated financing package with a total volume of EUR 1.0 billion and a maximum term of five years with nine renowned European banks led by ABN Amro Bank N.V. and UniCredit Bank AG as joint coordinators and bookrunners and UniCredit Bank AG acting as Facility Agent.

  • Scout24 AG acquires FINANZCHECK.de, one of the leading consumer finance platforms in Germany

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or "the Group"), a leading operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries signed an agreement yesterday evening to acquire all shares of FFG FINANZCHECK Finanzportale GmbH (“FINANZCHECK.de”), a German online comparison portal for consumer loans. Scout24 agreed to acquire FINANZCHECK.de from Acton Capital Partners, btov Partners, Highland Europe, HarbourVest Partners and FINANZCHECK.de’s Founder and CEO, and others (collectively the “Selling Shareholders”). Closing is subject to anti-trust approval and is expected within four to six weeks. The transaction is based on a consideration of EUR 285 million, on a cash-free and debt-free basis. The purchase price is paid fully in cash.

  • CEO of Deezer is new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Scout 24

    - Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht is the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Scout24 AG ("Scout24"), the leading operator of digital marketplaces for real estate and automobiles in Germany and other European countries. The internationally experienced manager and CEO of the music streaming company Deezer S.A. was elected to the Supervisory Board today by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting of Scout24 AG. Another new member of the board is HR expert Ciara Smyth, who has many years of management experience in digital companies. Investors can look forward to an increase in the dividend of around 80 percent. The distribution will increase from €0.30 to €0.56 per share.

  • Scout24 makes the leap into the MDAX

    - – Scout24, the leading operator of digital marketplaces focusing on real estate and automobiles in Germany and other selected European countries, will be admitted to the MDAX on 18 June 2018. This was announced by Deutsche Börse this evening.

  • Scout24 AG significantly increases revenues and earnings

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or "the Group"), the leading operator of networked digital marketplaces with a focus on real estate and automobiles in Germany and other selected European countries, has successfully closed the first quarter of 2018 with a strong increase in revenues and earnings.

  • Ready to Connect: Scout24 presents the 2017 CSR Report

    - Scout24, the leading operator of online marketplaces for real estate and automobiles with more than 1,200 employees in Europe, is set to strengthen integration of social and ecological aspects in all business areas going forward. In its 2017 CSR Report "Ready to Connect" published today, the company lays out how preparations made in 2017 paved the way towards that goal. In 2018, Scout24 puts the focus on integrating sustainability aspects in core business areas such as product development.

  • Scout24 AG announces record revenue and profit for 2017

    - Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or “the Group”), the leading operator of digital networked marketplaces specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, continued on its path of sustainable and profitable growth in the financial year 2017. The Group increased its revenues up to 8.5% compared to 2016 and achieved a 1.9 percentage point higher ordinary operating EBITDA margin in 2017.

  • Annual Report 2017: Scout24 uses digital storytelling to make its reporting requirement a pleasure

    - Scout24 is heading into new financial communications territory by adopting an innovative design and form of disseminating its 2017 Annual Report. On February 13, the leading operator of digital marketplaces, the SDAX-listed Scout24, began digital storytelling with the release of its preliminary 2017 Annual Report.

  • Scout24 preliminary results 2017: Record revenue and profit for the financial year 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, continues on its path of sustainable and profitable revenue growth in the financial year 2017 based on preliminary results.

  • New at Scout24: Jesko Schäfermann appointed Vice President People, Organization & Culture

    - Jesko Schäfermann (41) has been appointed Vice President People, Organization & Culture with immediate effect, with overall responsibility for the HR Division of Scout24 AG. The corporate group includes the leading digital market places, ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24, with over 1,000 employees in nine European countries. In this newly created role, Jesko Schäfermann reports to Michael Bütter, Managing Director of ImmobilienScout24 and Member of the Scout24 AG Management Board.

  • Jan Flaskamp Appointed Vice President Communications & Marketing of Scout24 AG

    - Berlin/Munich, Novermber 21st 2017 As Vice President Communications & Marketing, Jan Flaskamp (47) assumes overall responsibility for the entire communications and marketing activity of Scout24 AG. The Group includes the leading digital marketplaces, ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24. The qualified journalist will take up the newly created role on November 1, which includes responsibility for strategic marketing, marketing communications and brand management, as well as corporate communications.

  • Scout24 AG reports nine months results with robust top- and bottom-line 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 third quarter of the financial year 2017.

  • Scout24 AG: AutoScout24 acquires Austrian digital marketplace for automotive Gebrauchtwagen.at

    - Yesterday, AutoScout24 GmbH, Munich (“AutoScout24“), a subsidiary of Scout24 AG and a leading European operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the automotive sector, has acquired all shares of Gebrauchtwagen.at Internetportale GmbH, Leibnitz (“Gebrauchtwagen.at”). With a customer base of more than 2,300 car dealers, around 90,000 listings and approximately 4 million visits per month, Gebrauchtwagen.at has a leading position on the Austrian market.

  • Scout24 AG continues its revenue and profit growth path in the first half of 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, further increased its revenue and profit growth in the first half-year of 2017 and is fully in line with expectations. The Management underpins the forecast given for the full financial year 2017.

  • 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.