Apollo Global-led investor group to buy CareerBuilder

Reuters. A group of investors led by U.S. private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC and Ontario Teachers‘ Pension Plan Board will buy a majority stake in job portal CareerBuilder, the companies said on Monday.

CareerBuilder LLC is owned by broadcasting company Tribune Media Co, TV station operator Tegna Inc and newspaper group McClatchy Co. These current owners will all retain a minority stake, Apollo said. Apollo did not disclose financial details of the deal.

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Reuters reported last month that Apollo was negotiating a deal that would value CareerBuilder at more than $500 million, including debt.

The deal comes at a time when many popular job websites have become acquisition targets as they struggle to translate user growth into profits.

CareerBuilder’s owners have been looking to cash out from what they regard as a non-core business.

 

Source: Reuters

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