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Meetic acquires E-Kontakt in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

2/10/2013

MEETIC (MEET - FR0004063097), the European leader in online dating, today announced that it has signed an Agreement for the acquisition of the assets of e-kontakt, owned by Intodate International AB.

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Norrköping in Sweden, e-kontakt has been one of the leaders on the Nordic scene for online dating, offering its service with high quality to a large customer base. Meetic is only acquiring the assets relative to the brand, the domain names and the user base, via its Swedish subsidiary Match.com Nordic AB, for an undisclosed sum.

Alexandre Lubot, CEO of MEETIC Group, says: “In March we acquired Spraydate, founded 12 years ago and considered as the pioneer of the Swedish Online dating scene. The e-kontakt acquisition will further consolidate the MEETIC Group’s leadership position in Sweden, where we run our online dating services under the Match.com brand name. We know from experience that operational synergies will be rapidly achieved, and will notably allow e-kontakt’s users to be provided with the MEETIC Group’s quality of service and greater chances to meet the people they are looking for.”

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Match.com increases its stake in Meetic SA from 80.8% to 87.5% and announces planned Public Offer for all outstanding shares

26/9/2013

 

MEETIC (MEET - FR0004063097), leader in the European online dating market, announces today the acquisition by Match.com of the remaining 6,7% stake held by Marc Simoncini in Meetic.

Following this acquisition, Match now owns 87,5% of the capital and 88,6% of the voting rights of Meetic. Mr. Simoncini, who no longer owns, directly or indirectly, any Meetic shares, has resigned effective today from Meetic’s board of directors.

Match.com has also announced its intention to launch in the near term a cash simplified public tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Meetic S.A. at a price of €18.75 per share. The offer price represents a premium of approximately 51% on the closing price of Meetic shares on September 24, 2013.

Match.com has indicated that its intention is to implement a squeeze-out if it holds at least 95% of the capital and voting rights upon completion of the offer. In the event such squeeze-out cannot be implemented, Match.com intends to apply to Euronext Paris for a delisting of the Meetic shares. 

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Steps up the expansion of its events business with Pastas Party

20/5/2013

 

MEETIC (MEET - FR0004063097), the European leader in online dating, has announced the signature of an agreement to acquire the assets of Pastas Party, the leading French website for singles events. Meetic, which brings together the largest community of singles in France and Europe, will build on the expertise and experience of Pastas Party to enhance its new events service and develop it on a European level. Created in 2007 by Héloïse Dion, Pastas Party has developed a range of singles events across France and runs a community of nearly 100,000 singles.

Meetic consolidates its status as “the maker of meetings”

In December 2012 Meetic successfully launched a complementary service that opened up new opportunities for its members in France and elsewhere in Europe to meet: Meetic Soirées. Already more than 300 Soirées have been organised, bringing together more than 35,000 Meetic members and guests in friendly surroundings close to where they live.

“In order to give Meetic members ever more chances to meet, we wanted to offer a more varied programme of events. We therefore naturally chose to draw on the expertise of a company with an established reputation in the organisation of singles events.” noted Alexandre Lubot, the Meetic Group’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Héloïse Dion will head Meetic Group’s events division

Héloïse Dion and her team will be responsible for creating Soirées in each European country covered by the Meetic group. She will also develop new event concepts to meet the expectations of singles in the Meetic community.
“In just six years we have developed a unique event offering for singles throughout France, from dinners to cookery courses or cocktail workshops. We are therefore delighted to be joining Meetic and to offer these events – and many others besides – to Meetic members and to expand the range of events available to members of Pastas Party.” added the founder of Pastas Party. 

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Meetic acquires Spraydate in Sweden

4/3/2013

MEETIC (MEET - FR0004063097), the European leader in online dating, today announces that it has signed an Agreement for the acquisition of the assets of Spraydate, owned by the Keynote Media Group, Alo Krowten and Digital Venture Production. 

Founded 12 years ago, the Spraydate site pioneered the Swedish online dating scene, and benefits from an excellent reputation and a high number of active users. 

Meetic is only acquiring the assets relative to the brand, the domain name and the user base, via its Swedish subsidiary Match.com Nordic AB. 

Philippe Chainieux, MEETIC’s Managing Director, says: “This acquisition will consolidate the MEETIC Group’s leadership position in Sweden, where it runs its online dating services under the match.com brand name. Operational synergies will be rapidly achieved, and will notably allow Spraydate’s users to be provided with the MEETIC Group’s quality of service.”

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Meetic completes the acquisition of twoo.com

4/1/2013

 

MEETIC (MEET - FR0004063097) today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Massive Media, the company behind Twoo.com.

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