About us

We want to make everyday life for millions of people a little bit easier and a little bit better.

Who we are

We’re on an ambitious mission to provide leading online marketplaces, build world-class media houses, and help great companies scale.

Marketplaces

Connecting millions of buyers and sellers every month, we provide leading online marketplaces in 20 countries around the globe. Read more

Publishing

As the largest media group in Scandinavia, our world-class media houses continue to shape the media landscape of today - and tomorrow. Read more

Growth

We invest in tech startups with great ideas and a disruptive mindset, helping entrepreneurs build market leading companies locally and internationally. Read more

Our brands

Our history

Since 1839

Schibsted Publishing House established

1839 is considered to be the year in which Schibsted Forlag was formally established. Schibsted becomes sole proprietor of the printing house in 1843. Read more

Aftenposten is founded

Amandus Schibsted takes over management of Aftenposten on the death of his father, Christian Schibsted. He turns Aftenposten into a modern newspaper.

Exclusivity of the story on Amundsen’s South Pole success

Aftenposten gives heavy coverage to research work done on the Arctic and Antarctic over several years. Read more

Schibsted acquires Verdens Gang

The first edition of VG, which had been established by members of the post-war resistance movement, sees the light of day on 23 June 1945. Read more

Schibsted Listed on Oslo Stock Exchange

The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange 15th of July, with Tinius Nagell-Erichsen as the company’s board chair and VG Director Kjell Aamot as CEO. The closing price on the first day of trading is NOK 145. Read more

The first investments in the internet and new media

1995 marks the year when Schibsted in many ways made the transition from a newspaper organization to a fully-fledged media corporation. Read more

Schibsted acquires Aftonbladet

Schibsted acquires 49.9 percent of Aftonbladet, founded in 1830, from the Swedish Trade Union Confederation. Read more

Schibsted acquires Svenska Dagbladet

In July Schibsted acquires 73.6 percent of the share in Svenska Dagbladet (SvD), one of Sweden's leading national quality newspapers. Read more

Finn.no launched

FINN.no is established in October and soon gains a foothold as the leading online classified site in Norway. The company is owned by Aftenposten, Bergens Tidende, Adresseavisen, Stavanger Aftenblad and Fædrelandsvennen.

Schibsted acquires Blocket

The acquisition of Blocket.se, Sweden’s biggest buyers’ and sellers’ marketplace, makes Aftonbladet the market leader in online classified advertising. Read more

Large owners in Swedish TV4

Schibsted acquires a large ownership share in TV 4 by increasing its ownership interest to 20.1 percent. Its ownership interest was subsequently further increased.

Schibsted’s european ambitions

Schibsted takes over the European and Latin American parts of Trader Classified Media,  consisting of online classifieds services for cars, real estate, recruitment and private possessions. Read more

The authorities give the go-ahead to establish Media Norge

After a long process, the Appeals Board for Media Ownership, overturns the Norwegian Media Authority’s decision to prohibit the formation of Media Norge. Read more

Schibsted refines the group’s strategy and business portfolio

Schibsted pulls out of film and TV production. Among the largest companies and assets that are sold is Metronome Film & Television. Read more

Investment in media houses and the online classified business

Schibsted takes over full control of the French online classifieds giant Leboncoin.fr, which is valued at EUR 400 million. Leboncoin.fr is Europe’s third-largest online classified site. Read more

Joining forces to develop Classifieds

SnT Classifieds is established- A joint venture between Schibsted, Telenor and Singapore Press Holdings. Schibsted Media Group, Telenor and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) are teaming up to create two joint ventures in online classifieds. Read more

Schibsted acquires Milanunscious and Avito

Schibsted completed the acquisition of Milanuncios.com, one of the top generalist online classifieds companies in Spain. And also Avito in Morocco.Read more

Schibsted strengthens its position in Latin America

Schibsted strengthens its position in the rapidly growing Brazilian online classifieds site OLX.com.br by increasing the ownership from 25 to 50 percent. Read more

Schibsted will be divided into two companies

The Board of directors of Schibsted ASA has resolved to initiate a process to reorganize the company into two growth-oriented companies: Schibsted and MPI. Read more

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A COMPANY BUILT ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION SINCE 1839

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