At Adevinta, we believe everything and everyone has a purpose in life. Our portfolio of digital brands unlock the full value in every person, place and thing by creating perfect matches on the world’s most trusted marketplaces.
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Adevinta began its journey as a standalone global online classifieds specialist company in 2019, operating digital marketplaces in 11 countries. With trusted brands in leading market positions, Adevinta runs a resilient business model at the centre of the second-hand economy.
Adevinta’s products and services include both generalist classifieds sites and specialist real estate, motors and jobs sites. For our professional sellers and listers, we offer professional tools and data services to help them boost their businesses.
The bulk of Adevinta’s classifieds revenues come from professional customers who depend on recurring, subscription-based listing packages. We stay at the forefront of the digital economy by investing in new products and technology. We place people and culture at the heart of our sustainable business to enable our growth and development so we can make more of a positive impact on the world.
At Adevinta Ventures we invest minority stakes in early stage fast-growing startups that can shape the future of marketplaces. We look for companies with solid traction and a potential to scale beyond their domestic market where we can add strong value and be a long-term partner.
Enabling sustainable consumption is core to our business. At Adevinta, we connect buyers and sellers of second-hand goods to give products a second life, reducing our environmental impact and creating a greener world.
We put people first, whether it's our users, customers or our employees. We aim to offer world-class workplaces where our people can reach their full potential and feel inspired to cultivate meaningful connections.
Adevinta appoints Antoine Jouteau as Chief Executive Officer
Adevinta announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously decided to appoint Antoine Jouteau as CEO, effective 15 August 2022. He was CEO of Adevinta’s leading French marketplace business, leboncoin.
Adevinta sells Mexican online classifieds businesses Segundamano and Vivanuncios to Navent Group
On 26 September Adevinta has sold its Mexican online classifieds businesses Segundamano and Vivanuncios to Navent Group, an operator of online real estate marketplaces in Latin America.
Adevinta announces sale of Gumtree Australia, CarsGuide and Autotrader Australia
On 25 August Adevinta has signed an agreement for the sale of Gumtree Australia, CarsGuide and Autotrader Australia to The Market Herald - a fast growing business and finance media platform publishing in Australia, Canada and Germany.
Adevinta announces sale of Gumtree South Africa
22 July - Adevinta has signed an agreement for the sale of Gumtree South Africa to Impresa Capital, majority Shareholder of Ignition Group, one of Africa’s largest investors in technology, media, telecommunications and financial services.
Adevinta announces its planned exit of Kufar
Adevinta announced on 27 April its plans to exit Kufar, its classifieds business in Belarus, transferring 100% of Kufar shares to the existing local team.
Adevinta announces sale of InfoJobs Brazil to Redarbor
Adevinta announced on 30 March the completion of the sale of its 76.2% stake in InfoJobs Brazil, the largest jobs marketplace in Brazil, to Redarbor, the leading company in job marketplaces in Latin America.
Adevinta sells Gumtree UK and Motors.co.uk to O3 Industries and Novum Capital
On 1 December Adevinta announces that it completed the sale of Gumtree UK and Motors.co.uk to a consortium consisting of O3 Industries.
Adevinta launches its new strategy 'Growing at scale'
Adevinta launches “Growing at Scale”, its new strategic plan designed to accelerate its profitable growth on the Capital Markets Day in November 2021, designed to accelerate its profitable growth.
Adevinta completes acquisition of eBay Classifieds Group
30 June - Adevinta completes acquisition of eBay Classifieds Group, creating the world’s leading online classifieds group.
Adevinta signs agreement to acquire eBay Classifieds Group
The deal creates the world’s largest online classifieds group with an extensive footprint and leading marketplace brands.
Adevinta's IPO on the Oslo Stock Exchange
On 10 April 2019, Adevinta spun off from Schibsted and listed on the Oslo Børs, Norway's largest IPO in 13 years and fourth biggest overall.
CEO, Rolv Erik Ryssdal introduces the name and brand: Adevinta
Adevinta evokes ideas of new beginnings and advancement. The logo is inspired by the Greek letter Δ (delta), a symbol of continuous change, and it combines the ideas of progress and evolution.
Schibsted divided into two companies
On 18 September 2018, Schibsted initiated the reorganization of the company into two growth-oriented companies. The international online classifieds operations (MPI) was spun off and established as an independent, listed company.
Schibsted classified business goes international
Schibsted acquired full ownership of Leboncoin (France).
FINN.no is founded
FINN.no is established and soon gains a foothold as the leading online classified site in Norway. Today 13 million monthly active users buy or sell products on the site.
Schibsted is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange
The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange 15 July, with Tinius Nagell-Erichsen as the company’s board chair and VG Director Kjell Aamot as CEO. The closing price on the first day of trading is NOK 145.
Christian M. Schibsted founds a Printing House
1839 is considered to be the year in which Schibsted Forlag was formally established. Schibsted becomes sole proprietor of the printing house in 1843.
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