Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has advised HeadHunter Group on acquiring the Zarplata.ru job classifieds online platform
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia, has successfully advised HeadHunter Group, which operates hh.ru, a major online recruitment platform in Russia, on acquiring the Zarplata.ru job classifieds online platform from Hearst Shkulev Digital Regional Network B.V.
The transaction is expected to be completed by January 2021.
Zarplata.ru is a major player on the Russian online recruitment market, holding leading positions in a number of regions in the Urals and Siberia. In 2019, it took RUB 854 m in revenues.
Similarweb ranks HeadHunder as a leading global recruitment and job classifieds site. This is the third and biggest acquisition in the last few years since the Job.ru assets were purchased in 2018 and 25% in Skillaz in 2019.
The BCLP team on the project included: Ekaterina Dedova, Corporate/M&A Partner and Head of TMT, Anastasia Speranskaya, Associate Director, Corporate/M&A, Alexey Koshelev, Counsel, Corporate/M&A, Evgeny Timofeev, Partner, Head of Tax (Russia), Anna Zelenskaya, Head of Tax Advisory (Russia), Yuri Babichev, Counsel, International Arbitration, Igor Zhivotov, Counsel, Banking and Finance, Andrey Neminuschiy, Counsel, Competition & Antitrust, Denis Khramkin, Senior Associate, Tax, Ruslan Nurullaev, Associate, Corporate/M&A, Tuyana Molokhoyeva, Associate, International Arbitration, Elena Naumova, Junior Associate, Corporate/M&A.
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