Randstad profit hit by impairments, slower Europe

Randstad NV (RAND.AE) said Tuesday that fourth-quarter net profit fell 2% as impairments related to its employment website Monster and a slowdown in Europe offset strong growth in North America. Net profit for the quarter was 194 million euros ($219.2 million) compared with EUR198 million in the year-earlier period, the Dutch human-resources company said. Randstad said net income was dragged […]

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Scout24 weighs €5B sale to take it private: FT

–Scout24 is considering a sale worth over EUR5 billion that could see the German online-listings business revert to being a private company only three years after it was publicly listed, the FT reports. –According to the FT, the company has been working with advisers for weeks, as private-equity firms explore bid options, with U.S. buyout group Silver Lake thought to […]

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