06 August 2009

Brightsolid acquires Friends/Genes Reunited

Brightsolid, a subsidiary of Dundee-based DC Thomson and owner of FindMyPast.com, have purchased Friends Reunited Group from ITV for £25 million.

The group includes Friends Reunited, a social network with 20.6 million members, Genes Reunited which is currently the UK’s largest family history website with 9 million members worldwide, and Friends Reunited Dating.

The deal is subject to clearance by British competition authorities.

Reports here, and here.

1 comment:

Old Census Scribe said...

Golly, you pick up the news quick! On the early business news here (6:15GST) ITV hadn't sold it yet.