CompuServe UK today announced an agreement with BusinessesForSale.com, the
world's leading website for buying and selling small and medium sized
enterprises. Members of the CompuServe service in the UK - whether buyers
sellers of businesses - can now access a wide range of information and
services from BusinessesForSale.com direct from the CompuServe Business
BusinessesForSale.com links people selling their businesses with potential
buyers and professional intermediaries. This agreement means that members
the CompuServe service in the UK are able to search the
database, containing over 12,000 businesses based in over 70 countries,
also put their own businesses up for sale at BusinessesForSale.com. The
service is ideal for members who have dreamed of owning their own business
from a guest house in Devon (£160,000) to a genuine gold mine in Montana
Commenting on the agreement, BusinessesForSale.com director of business
development Jonathan Shaw said, "This gives our customers - both
intermediaries and private sellers - the opportunity to present their
business for sale to the many businesspeople who use the CompuServe
in the UK every day."
CompuServe UK Group Editor Nick Saalfeld said, "BusinessesForSale.com is a
focused business-to-business marketplace that provides a useful service
our members. It's ideal for any budding entrepreneurs who are looking to
invest in a new business or expand their existing business. By offering a
quick, efficient and inexpensive way of accessing and providing
about businesses for sale, we are adding further to our comprehensive
portfolio of tools for busy businesspeople."
About CompuServe UK
CompuServe is operated by AOL UK, the UK's leading interactive services
company and a division of AOL Europe, the leading Internet, online and
e-commerce services company serving consumers in ten countries and five
languages across Europe.
CompuServe is aimed at the corporate customer and 'new professional' user
offering specialised information, large-scale databases, matchless forums
professional communication tools.
Through its successful multiple-brand strategy, AOL Europe operates the
leading AOL and CompuServe subscription services, the AOL and CompuServe
portals and the AOL Instant Messenger, CompuServe Office and Netscape
registered user services.
As part of its AOL Anywhere strategy, AOL Europe has announced a number of
alliances with technology manufacturers and mobile network operators, to
extend its world-class content, community and hallmark ease of use to the
From the first service launch in 1995, AOL Europe's multiple brands now
more than 5.4 million households across Europe, including more than 3.9
million households served by the company's AOL and CompuServe subscription
For more information, please visit http://www.compuserve.co.uk
connects small and medium
businesses for sale with potential buyers. It is the largest site of
its type in the world, and lists over 12,000 businesses for sale globally,
and works closely with over 500 intermediaries.
The site provides a range of services to intermediaries, buyers and
of businesses with links to support services and information. It offers
financing to buyers in conjunction with Royal Bank of Scotland.
Investors in BusinessesForSale.com include 10 Group and Jellyworks, a
specialist tech investor. In August, BusinessesForSale.com entered the
prestigious Sunday Times/Bathwick Group European e-League and now stands
For more information, please contact:
Media Relations Manager
T: 020 7348 8093
GCI on behalf of CompuServe UK
T: 020 7349 5129
Business Development Director
T: 0207 864 9640
PR Consultant to BusinessesForSale.com
T: 01727 848420
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