October 24, 2008
Naspers Honored By ACQ Magazine With the “Deal of the Year” Award – Interview With Christian Unger
ZUG, Switzerland, October 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The British trade journal ACQ Finance Magazine has singled out the acquisition of the e-commerce player Tradus plc by the South African print and online media corporation Naspers as the "Deal of the Year".
Christian Unger, former CEO of Tradus and today, as CEO of MIH Internet Europe, responsible for the European Internet Division of Naspers, is delighted by the Award: "The acquisition was a complete success for both Tradus and Naspers. It has strengthened our position as the leading e-commerce company in Central and Eastern Europe." Unger initiated the deal at the end of 2007 while still CEO at Tradus plc and brought it to a successful conclusion at the beginning of this year. In the meantime, the integration of the Tradus Group into the Naspers corporation is complete. In an in-depth interview with the ACQ Magazine, Christian Unger speaks about the deal. Naspers unites well-known online auction marketplaces such as Allegro.pl in Poland or Ricardo.ch in Switzerland under the umbrella of MIH Internet Europe.MIH Internet Europe / MIH Group is a multinational media company that does business in the segments of electronic media, pay TV, the Internet, instant messaging and dissemination of the associated technologies. Christian Unger is CEO of MIH Internet Europe and manages the entire European Internet segment of the listed South African media company Naspers. Prior to joining Naspers Unger was employed in management functions in the publishing sector as well as for print and electronic media at various media companies (Bertelsmann, Arcandor, Tradus).
Leading Internet companies and online auction companies such as allegro.pl (the market leader in Poland) and ricardo.ch (the market leader in Switzerland), Aukro (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic), and QXL (Denmark, Norway) as well as leading online portals such as Gadu-Gadu (Poland) or mail.ru (Russia) are grouped under the umbrella of MIH Internet Europe.
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http://www.presseportal.ch/de/pm/100015343 For press information contact: Naspers - MIH Internet Europe Nicole Portmann Grafenau 12, P.O. Box 4636, CH-6304 Zug Tel: +41-41-769-34-34 Fax: +41-41-769-33-20 e-mail: [email protected] Internet: http://www.naspers.com/ Loepfe & Partner AG Steven Loepfe Alpenstrasse 16, CH-6301 Zug Tel: +41-41-722-33-22 Fax: +41-41-722-33-23 E-Mail: [email protected] Internet: http://www.loepfe.ch/
CONTACT: For press information contact: Naspers - MIH Internet Europe,Nicole Portmann, Grafenau 12, P.O. Box 4636, CH-6304 Zug, Tel:+41-41-769-34-34, Fax: +41-41-769-33-20, e-mail: [email protected];Loepfe & Partner AG, Steven Loepfe, Alpenstrasse 16, CH-6301 Zug, Tel:+41-41-722-33-22, Fax: +41-41-722-33-23, E-Mail: [email protected]