Domain name Ancestry.com was sold for $1.6 billion in cash worth of shares($32.00/share) to a European private equity group Permina. Permina announced the take over the popular Nasdaq-listed “ACOM” family tree website Ancestry.com, according to reports of several business website on Monday, October 22, 2012.
Report says, Ancestry’s CEO Tim Sullivan and CFO Howard Hochhauser will still maintain the majority of their equity stakes in the company, while Permina coup are spectrum equity.
Early this month Forbes stated Reuters report that Ancestry.com is seeking a more than $35.00 per share and during that time ACOM shares fell 50 cents, or 1.7%, to $29.69. As of this day ACOM shares $31.64, ACOM or Ancestry.com Inc. stock quote found here.
The internet company reached a rough estimate 9.2 million people in the US last month according to Quantcast. Ancestry.com domain is a great place to learn more about family history and subscription-based genealogy research like Census records, Vital records, Immigration records, African-American and Jewish-American research and many more.