Monday, October 22, 2012
Ancestry.com Acquired For $1.6 Billion
Provo, Utah-based Ancestry.com said this morning that it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Permira, in a deal worth $1.6 billion. Ancestry.com said that the deal was worth $32 per share. Spectrum Equity will remain an investor in the company, as will Ancestry.com President and CEO Tim Sullivan, and CFO and COO Howard Hochhauser. Ancestry.com said the deal was a 41 percent premium over its closing stock price on June 5, 2012, when the news first broke of its interest in finding a buyer for the company.