Summary Box: Permira Funds to buy Ancestry.com

European private equity firm to buy Ancestry.com for about $1.6 billion

Associated Press

THE DEAL: Genealogy website Ancestry.com has agreed to be acquired by a group led by European private equity firm Permira Funds in a cash deal valued at about $1.6 billion.

THE PRICE: Permira is offering $32 for each Ancestry.com share, a premium of nearly 10 percent over Friday's closing price. Ancestry.com also said the price represents a 41 percent premium over its closing price before reports of a possible sale surfaced in early June.

ABOUT ANCESTRY.COM: The company operates a website for researching family history and has more than 2 million paying subscribers. It went public in 2009.

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