Acquires German Outsourcing Marketplace

Jan 24, 2011, 08:31 ET from

SYDNEY, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --, the world's largest outsourcing marketplace, today announced that it had acquired, one of Germany's top freelancing marketplaces.

Sponsored with funds from the European Union, Freelancer Bookingcenter ( was launched in the summer of 2007 to increase online recruitment for microbusiness and self employed freelancers in Germany. Over 120 categories of freelance work are currently listed through, servicing thousands of businesses across Germany.

The acquisition comes hot on the heels of the acquisition of and recent migration of the user base to the global platform.

"We are pleased to announce the acquisition of, one of the top German freelancing sites," said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of "We plan on shortly bringing across its users to our platform in ein augenblick, so they can gain the full benefit of the world's deepest and most active outsourcing marketplace." connects employers with freelancers from all corners of the world, enabling small projects to be completed for up to 90% less of what one would pay locally. Through, projects as diverse as Web Design, Logo Design, Copywriting, Engineering, Research or Accounting can be outsourced to someone on the other side of the world, any time of day. is Outsourcing for Everyone.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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About Freelancer is the largest outsourcing marketplace in the world. Through, businesses connect with independent service providers and freelancers. connects over 2 million professionals from all over the world. Through our website, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the sciences, sales & marketing, and accounting & legal services. The average job is under US$200, making extremely cost effective for small businesses, which often need a wide variety of jobs to be done, but cannot justify the expense of hiring full time.