Alma Media Corporation Press release 7 September, 2017
ALMA MEDIA’S TAU ON-LINE ACQUIRES A MINORITY STAKE IN THE LEADING ONLINE RECRUITING SERVICE IN MACEDONIA
Alma Media’s Croatian subsidiary Tau on-line has today agreed to acquire a stake of 30 per cent of the share capital in Vrabotuvanje Online, the leading online recruitment service in Macedonia. The Macedonian jobsite, Vrabotuvanje.com.mk, was founded in 2003 and is a part of the Vrabotuvanje Group. The jobsite has approximately 370 000 visitors per week. It employs 11 persons in Skopje. The revenue of Vrabotuvanje Online is expected to amount to approximately MEUR 0.2 in 2017. The parties have agreed not to publish the price of the transaction.
The partnership between Tau on-line, it’s Croatian online service MojPosao, and Vrabotuvanje Group will enable further development of the strong market position of Vrabotuvanje.com.mk in the Macedonian labor market.
Alma Media’s strategy is to create sustainable growth, making use of digitisation opportunities in its business operations: seeking growth for example from digital services and internationalising its operations, especially in recruitment sector. Alma Media has recruitment services in ten European countries and most of the online recruitment business operations are market leaders in their respective areas. In addition, Alma Media has minority stakes in recruitment services in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia.
Further information: Raimo Mäkilä, SVP, Alma Markets, tel. +358 10 665 5802
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