Schibsted now full owner of France’s Leboncoin

22 Sep 2010
Schibsted and SPIR Communication has reached an agreement where Schibsted acquires the remaining 50 percent of the shares in LeBoncoin.fr, the market-leading online classifieds site in France, from SPIR, and SPIR acquires Schibsted's 50 percent stake in Car & Boat Media. Car & Boat Media operates Lacentrale.fr a


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Gérard Esteve

Gérard Esteve joined the AIM Group in 2009 as a writer / analyst. He graduated from one of the top engineer schools, ENSAM Paris, and completed an international marketing degree from IAE Aix-en-Provence. He started his career traveling the world selling technologies and services from French companies. In 2000 he met the founders of Pressflex, an Internet company selling Web services to the media industry, and became their French representative. This led to extensive contacts within the publishing industry. In 2003, he settled in La Rochelle and started to write research papers for a business school and articles for a regional newspaper, then was asked to relaunch a management magazine in the Southwest of France.