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Ancestry.com Sold To Private Equity Firm For $1.6 Billion Ancestry.com Sold To Private Equity Firm For $1.6 Billion
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Online genealogy site Ancestry.com has agreed to be purchased by European private equity firm Permira for $1.6 billion ($32.00 per share). Ancestry.com President and CEO Tim Sullivan and CFO and COO Howard Hochhauser will maintain a majority of their equity …

Ancestry.Com Pays Archives.Com $100 Million Ancestry.Com Pays Archives.Com $100 Million

Ancestry.com has announced they plan to acquire Archives.com, and the desalt is going to cost them $100 million. Archives is owned by public record aggregator and data mining firm, Inflection. Since their launch in 2010, Archives has amassed over 375,000 …

Ancestry.com Sells For $300 Million

You may or may not know about The Generations Network, but one of its properties has been a huge help to amateur and professional genealogists everywhere.  And now Ancestry.com, along with the rest of The Generations Network’s properties, has a new owner: Spectrum Equity Investors.

Ancestry.com Expands Database A Lot

“The year was 1850. Gold was discovered in California. The Scarlet Letter’ was published. Where were your ancestors?” That’s the advertising line attached to Ancestry.com’s latest update: complete census records from 1790 to 1930.