In the Czech Republic, Seznam.cz, owner of general classifieds site Sbazar and auto site Sauto, purchased a 17-percent stake in Zavezu.cz, a community app for transport services.
Vestiaire Collective, the Paris-headquartered site for used, luxury clothes and accessories, raised €58 million ($62 million U.S.) from Vitruvian Partners, a British investment fund, and two existing shareholders, namely Eurazeo and Idinvest Partners.
France's president François Hollande spent some time at the country’s leading classifieds site LeBonCoin.fr, while attending Entrepreneurs’ Fair in Paris.
Beijing-based Shouqi Car Rental, operator of auto rental platform China Car Experts, completed Series A+ and Series B financing rounds in a transaction worth RMB 2.15 billion ($309 million U.S.).
The Technology Transfer Accelerator (TTA) in Turkey released a report recently, which said, among others, in the six years between 2010 and 2016 classifieds was one of the sectors in the Turkish economy to pull most investment.
After unofficially operating in Indonesia for the last two years, real estate site 99.co recently launched officially in the country. To mark the official launch in Indonesia, 99.co unveiled two new products - a consumer site and a dedicated Android app for property agents, Darius Cheung, CEO of 99.co, told DailySocial.
Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) acquired residential property data company Hometrack for an undisclosed amount, and said the acquisition was another step on the road to ZPG becoming "the U.K.’s most valuable residential property resource".
Homes.co.jp, a leading real estate site in Japan with more than eight million listings, will roll out a real-time, homeloan-finder service in March, which will help home buyers select the best financing options from 1,000 types of mortgages offered by more than one hundred financial institutions.
Talentoday, provider of talent-assessment and people-analytics software, raised €3.5 million ($3.8 million U.S.), mainly from Zurich-based Adecco Group, one of the largest staffing agencies in the world.
Madrid-based, multi-vertical aggregator Mitula Group (Code: MUA) is rumored to have doubled its revenue in FY2016 from FY2015. The earnings report for Q4 and the full year will only be released late in February, but Simply Wall Street cited unnamed analysts who said the company's revenue grew by more than 100 percent in 2016 y-on-y.