Info Edge to acquire Highorbit Careers for Rs 81 cr; iimjobs to become wholly-owned subsidiary of company

Info Edge owns properties like naukri.com, naukrigulf.com, firstnaukri.com and ambitionbox.

Press Trust of India May 28, 2019 16:01:13 IST
Info Edge to acquire Highorbit Careers for Rs 81 cr; iimjobs to become wholly-owned subsidiary of company
  • Highorbit Careers had a turnover of Rs 16.6 crore as on 31 March, 2019

  • With 23,000 job postings, iimjobs.com and hirist.com are leading recruitment platforms in India

  • The transaction is expected to close by 30 June

New Delhi: Info Edge (India) Ltd, which owns online job portal Naukri, on Tuesday said it will acquire Highorbit Careers — that operates job portals iimjobs.com and hirist.com — for cash consideration of Rs 80.82 crore.

"The company has agreed to acquire 100 percent share capital on a fully diluted basis. Post the completion of the acquisition, iimjobs will become wholly-owned subsidiary of the company," Info Edge said in a BSE filing.

The combination of iimjobs' strong brand proposition and Info Edge's strong distribution network, enables Info Edge to better serve its recruiter clients and job seekers by tailoring its services to meet their requirements, it added.

Info Edge to acquire Highorbit Careers for Rs 81 cr iimjobs to become whollyowned subsidiary of company

Representational image. Reuters.

Commenting on the acquisition Hitesh Oberoi, Co-Promoter, MD and CEO, Info Edge said, "iimjobs has managed to carve a niche for itself and has built a great brand in the premium jobseeker community".

"Its value proposition strongly complements Naukri's proposition to its customers. Given our massive customer base in Naukri, together with Tarun, we are confident of taking this business to the next level over the next few years," he added.

The transaction is expected to close by 30 June.

Highorbit Careers had a turnover of Rs 16.6 crore as on 31 March, 2019. With 23,000 job postings and 1.8 million job applications every month, iimjobs.com and hirist.com are leading recruitment platforms for premium jobseekers in India.

Info Edge owns properties like naukri.com, naukrigulf.com, firstnaukri.com and ambitionbox.

Its platform has more than 60 million registered jobseekers and offers products such as Resume Database Access, Job Postings and Response Management Tool to over 76,000 corporate clients.

Tarun Matta, founder of IIMJobs said the partnership will give it the resources to build better products, serve customers better, and take its products to more customers.

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