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HomeAway Broadens Its Reach in Australian Market with Acquisition of realholidays.com.au from REA Group
AUSTIN, Texas, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeAway, Inc., the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals, today announced it has acquired realholidays.com.au, the Australian vacation rental brand of REA Group Limited.
The acquisition of realholidays.com.au, which features 21,000 listings(1) not only broadens HomeAway''s reach into the Australian market, but also marks its expansion from North America, South America and Europe into Asia-Pacific.
"Australia is a tremendous travel marketplace, and HomeAway is excited to continue the work begun by REA Group to provide even greater choice to Australian travelers," says CEO Brian Sharples. "We look forward to working with the realholidays.com.au customers to help them benefit from our technology and the marketing of their properties to a new, global market of vacation rental travelers."
"REA is proud of realholidays.com.au''s success in the Australian holiday rentals market," says Greg Ellis, CEO and Managing Director of REA Group. "However, we recognized the opportunity to further develop the business and, given our focus on residential and commercial property sites, felt it would be best managed by a specialist. With an expertise in holiday lettings around the world, HomeAway is ideally placed to provide even greater value to realholidays.com.au''s customers."
HomeAway(R) plans to add realholidays.com.au''s properties to the recently-launched HomeAway.com.au, which will be managed out of the company''s Melbourne office by James Cassidy, formerly of realholidays.com.au and vacation rental site, stayz.com.au. HomeAway.com.au already features 105,900 vacation rental listings in 99 countries.
Notes to editors:
(1) As of March 11, 2011 realholidays.com.au had 21,128 listings. Source REA Datawarehouse - Hyperion Top Agents Report
About the REA Group
REA Group is a market-leading online advertising business specialising in real estate. Established in Melbourne in 1995, the Group operates real estate websites in Australia and around the world. Together, its sites received more than 12.2 million unique browsers in February 2011 (source: Nielsen Market Intelligence, Nielsen SiteCensus, Omniture SiteCatalyst). For the month of February 2011 realestate.com.au delivered 7,204,209 unique browsers . For further information visit rea-group.com.
Bin drauf gekommen, weil in der FTD letzte Woche eine Reihe von Immoportalen besprochen worden sind.
Neben REA gabs noch Soufun und Move.com.
vor kurzem hat Axel Springer Seloger.com gekauft.
REA Group increases stake in Italian property portal casa.it to 100%
REA Group (ASX: REA) is pleased to announce its subsidiary, REA Group Europe, has
fully acquired Italy’s market-leading real estate portal, casa.it, following the purchase
of an additional 30.6% share from SKY Italia s.r.l. The acquisition was completed last
night Australian time for a cash consideration of €7.022 million (A$9.22 million). REA
Group has held a controlling interest in casa.it since February 2007.
Commenting on the acquisition, REA Group MD & CEO Greg Ellis said:
“casa.it is a strategic investment for REA Group with excellent growth potential due to
the large Italian population and continued growth in internet penetration and usage.
We know from our Australian experience that economic challenges drive advertisers to
more cost-effective online advertising solutions and the results delivered by our Italian
business in FY11 suggest the structural shift to online is underway.
“With SKY Italia wanting to concentrate on its core television business, we were very
pleased to have the opportunity to purchase the remaining share of casa.it. This will
enable our shareholders to fully benefit from casa.it’s growth under the excellent
leadership of Daniele Mancini and his team.
Highlights of casa.it’s performance include:
Total revenue up 113% to €12 million in FY11
Subscription revenue up 122% to €9.6 million in FY11
Paying agents up 16% Year on Year to 12,377 in June 2011
Unique Browsers of 3.1 million in June 2011
In accordance with REA Group’s related-party transaction protocols, this transaction
was approved by REA Group’s independent directors due to News Corporation’s
ownership of SKY Italia.
REA Group Limited (ASX:REA) today released a copy of the Form 10 Registration Statement filed by New News Corporation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on 20 December 2012 (New York time). The filing includes historic and Quarter 1 FY2013 financial information for REA Group and its subsidiary companies.
Greg Ellis, REA Group CEO and Managing Director, commented, ”REA Group’s double-digit growth in the first quarter is the result of our commitment to delivering outstanding return on investment to our real estate agent customers, and the best user experience for consumers.”
REA Group Quarter 1 FY2013 (quarter ended 30 September 2012) resulted in EBITDA of AUD$33.7m (USD$35m), an increase of 28% on the same period last year. Revenue grew by 17% to AUD$77.7m (USD$81m), driven by continued take-up of value-add products across Australia.
A summary table of the financial information for the quarter ended 30 September 2012 and prior corresponding period, as provided in the New News Corporation filing, is presented below. Further disclosure of REA Group’s half year results will be presented to the ASX on 6 February 2013.
realestate.com.au announces two-year deal with ninemsn.com.au
REA Group today announced a partnership to become the exclusive property partner of ninemsn.com.au,
the largest content publisher in Australia1
The two-year deal will see an integration of realestate.com.au presence across ninemsn.com.au pages,
including News, Homes and property-related sections.
REA Group Chief Product Officer Henry Ruiz said that the partnership was a great result for both parties
with realestate.com.au benefiting from ninemsn.com.au’s strong audience reach, and ninemsn.com.au
providing their audience with a gateway to realestate.com.au’s vast property resources, including listings,
news, tips and tools.
“We are excited to announce this partnership with ninemsn.com.au. We see great possibilities to extend
the reach of our brand across ninemsn.com.au’s extensive and engaged audience.
“Real estate is a passion for all Australians and our sites have something for everyone, no matter what
stage of the property cycle they’re in.
“There are a range of new innovations coming to our site in the next few months. We’re delighted to have
the ninemsn.com.au partnership in place to increase the avenues for consumers to access our sites as part
of their property search,” said Mr Ruiz.
Mi9 and ninemsn.com.au’s Director of Commercial Partnerships Steve Geelan said that the partnership was
a great fit for both brands.
“realestate.com.au is well regarded Australia-wide for its comprehensive property information and we’re
delighted to have them partner with ninemsn.com.au,” said Mr Geelan.
The partnership will come into effect in the coming weeks.