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Munich / Berlin, 14 May 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

Tobias Hartmann, CEO of Scout24, says: “Although we had expressed support for the strategic partnership with Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone, we fully respect the decision of our shareholders and consider it a vote of confidence in Scout24’s future and management. (...)

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Munich/Berlin, 10 April 2019 –

  • 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

After careful examination of the takeover offer, the Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Scout24 believe that the takeover offer is in the best interest of (...)

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Berlin/Munich, 1 April 2019 -

  • 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
ImmobilienScout24 brings data expertise to debate on housing shortages

Scout24 used its extensive databases in 2018 more specifically to make a contribution to socially relevant issues. In the course of the German (...)

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Munich/ Berlin, March 25, 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

“With an impressive power of innovation, the teams of ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24 have digitised the classifieds business over the last 20 years. Not only does that confirm the (...)

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Berlin / Munich, 15 February 2019 –

  • Voluntary public takeover offer with a price of EUR 46 per Scout24 share in cash
  • Management Board and Supervisory Board welcome the offer
  • Investment agreement regarding strategic partnership signed

The Takeover Offer implies an equity value of Scout24 of approximately EUR 4.9 billion and an enterprise value of approximately EUR 5.7 billion. The offer price represents:

  • ca. 27.4% premium to the unaffected share price of EUR (...)
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Berlin / Munich, 12 February 2019 –

  • Group revenues grow by 12.5% to EUR 531.7 million
  • Ordinary operating EBITDA margin reaches 54.8% (56.5% excl.
  • 2018 results at upper level of expected range

The preliminary figures indicate that Group revenues increased by 12.5% year on year to EUR 531.7 million (2017: EUR 472.6 million). This figure reflects a contribution of EUR 12.3 million attributable to the acquisition (or 2.6 percentage (...)

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Munich / Madrid, 21. December 2018 

The cooperation will help to significantly increase the number of users and listings, as well as to provide enhanced services to users and professional car dealers and improve the portal’s position in the market.

With more than 110.000 vehicles on offer and more than 2,800 affiliated dealers, AutoScout24 is currently number 3 in the Spanish market. In total, AutoScout24 is the largest pan-European online car marketwith more (...)

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  • Dr. Thomas Schroeter becomes Chief Product Officer and Ralf Weitz assumes the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Scout24
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht said: "The decision stands for continuity in the Group's strategy".

Berlin / Munich, 12 December 2018 – Scout24 AG, operator of the marketplaces ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24, is expanding its Management Board by two additional members. The Supervisory Board resolved to (...)

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Berlin / Munich, 19. November 2018

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 (...)

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Berlin , 14. November 2018 -

  • Scout24 wins in the category "medium-sized businesses" with a comprehensive transformation approach to data-driven work 
  • Expert jury recognizes approach that encompasses change in technology, organization and corporate culture
  • Markus Schmidberger, Head of Data Technology at Scout24: "Data-controlled work is one of the central corporate values of Scout24. Thanks to our new data organisation, we are enabling more and more employees (...)
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Berlin, 13. November 2018

  • Scout24 accepts award for pro bono initiative
  • Governing Mayor, IHK Berlin and Berlin Chamber of Skilled Crafts award Berlin companies for their social commitment
  • Chief Financial Officer Christian Gisy: "We are pleased about the recognition of our commitment to competence expansion. The award is an incentive for us to continue working for a strong civil society in the future".

"We are delighted about the recognition of our commitment (...)

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Berlin / München, 7. November 2018

  • Group revenues up 13.6%, with mainly organic growth
  • Ordinary operating EBITDA-margin stands at 55.8% 
  • Management reiterates the outlook for financial year 2018

According to the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements, Group revenues, excluding the effects of the acquisition, increased by 10.8% to EUR 131.3 million in the third quarter of 2018 (Q3 2017: EUR 118.5 million). Accounting for the (...)

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Berlin, 15. October 2018 - 

  • From 15 to 18 October, experts from Berlin companies will pass on their know-how pro bono to employees and volunteers from non-profit organisations and social startups.
  • More than 1,500 participants have taken part in the Berlin Social Academy since 2013.
  • CFO Christian Gisy: "Together with the Berlin Social Academy and our partners, we are already offering help for self-help in the sixth year. That's well received."

"Since 2013, the (...)

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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.t

Hans-Holger (...)

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Munich, 11. September 2018 –

"Thanks to our collaboration with The Media Trust's risk management platform, we have a complete insight into the third-party code that runs through our platforms," says Vaughan Belhamine, Vice President Product, Scout24 Media. "The platform allows us to be at the forefront of the basic data protection regulation and to take a proactive role to ensure that we only work with providers who comply with the GDPR rules".

"Online (...)

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