Monday 22 October 2012

Ancestry to be sold for $1.6 billion

Following weeks of speculation, is finally to be sold for $1.6 billion to a European private equity firm called Permira. The company will continue to be headquartered in Utah, USA.

News giant CNN has the full story at

(With thanks to Karen Cummings via Twitter)


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