Deutsche Telekom to reap $2B from classifieds sale

BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Telekom AG says it is selling a 70 percent stake in its online classifieds business for 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion).

The German telecoms company says it will retain a 30 percent stake in Scout24 Holding GmbH. Scout24 runs several leading European online portals for buying and selling property and automobiles. Deutsche Telekom said in a statement Thursday that its majority stake would go to Hellman & Friedman LLC, a private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, New York and London.

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