Trinity Mirror has been a shareholder in the Fish4 business for over 10 years and previously held a 50% joint venture interest alongside Newsquest Media Group. Fish4 will sit alongside the brands in the Trinity Mirror digital classified portfolio including GAAPweb, totallylegal, SecsInTheCity and SmartNewHomes.
Launched in 1999, Fish4 operates one of the UK’s best-known websites for jobs, cars and homes. Fish4jobs was one of the UK’s first mass-market recruitment websites and attracts over 3.3 million jobseekers every month.
David Black, Trinity Mirror’s Group Director of Digital Publishing, said: “Fish4 is an excellent addition to our digital portfolio. The acquisition demonstrates continued progress with our strategy of building a growing digital business of scale, and increasing our share of the online recruitment market.”
Paul Halliwell, Managing Director, Trinity Mirror Digital Recruitment and Property, said: “We have ambitious plans for the future of the Fish4 business. Fish4 is a strong brand, to which we will add considerable value for advertisers and consumers alike through our digital recruitment and classifieds expertise.”