Gumtree South Africa to secure contemporary owners

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On-line labeled commercial and team web situation, Gumtree South Africa, is use 22 situation to secure contemporary owners.

The company, previously owned by American multinational e-commerce company eBay after which Adevinta, has been provided by Impresa Capital, majority shareholders of the Ignition Workforce of firms basically basically based totally in Durban. Ignition was basically based in 2002, by brothers Sean and Donovan Bergsma.

“As a proudly African-rooted industry, this acquisition cements our process of investments within the technology and media sectors and offers our portfolio of firms with a solid platform for enhance. We conception to enable Gumtree customers to expertise contemporary programs of purchasing and selling through partnerships with the Ignition ecosystem of services,” said Sean Bergsma, co-founder and CEO of Ignition Workforce.

Bergsma said the Gumtree acquisition is the ideally splendid ‘next step’ to taking the industry in contemporary directions. “The accelerated enhance of Gumtree on the African continent will explore contemporary jobs being created, and with the technology developed additional the usage of local South African expertise, it capacity moving times forward for all stakeholders,” he said.

Claire Cobbledick, GM of Gumtree SA, said that as a team-basically basically based totally market, local expertise and data presents a strategic advantage. “And so being received by a South African investor is a wanted and moving next step for the Gumtree SA industry. We ogle forward to unlocking synergies within the Ignition Workforce firms and community.”

Gumtree SA launched in 2004 and aids users and customers within the purchasing for and selling of 2d-hand items day-to-day and holds solid leadership positions within the competitive South African market.

The deal is quiet discipline to remaining regulatory approvals.


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