Norway’s Adevinta buys eBay’s classifieds unit in $9.2b deal

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U.S. firm eBay Inc has agreed to sell its classified ads business to Norway’s Adevinta in a deal worth $9.2 billion, creating the world’s largest classifieds group, the companies said on Tuesday.

Under the deal, eBay will receive $2.5 billion in cash and 540 million shares of Adevinta, making it the largest shareholder with a 44% stake and 33.3% of the vote, they said.

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