Axel Springer this month is increasing its minority interest in Purplebricks from around 12.4 percent to approximately 26.6 percent. The German publisher is investing 49 million euros, buying 43.7 million shares of Purplebricks from various founding shareholders at a price of GBP 1.00 per share. Purplebricks was launched in 2014 and operates purplebricks.co.uk. Purplebricks is one of the leading British hybrid real estate agent platform. Purplebricks also owns the leading hybrid real estate business in Canada and operates selectively in…