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Acquisition of makes the market leader in the UK, the No. 1 publisher of women's websites worldwide, has acquired 100 percent of, a leading British parental website. While is already present in the UK with, the acquisition reinforces its position as the leading website for women.

Established by three founders in 2000, London-based is a parental website “designed for mums by mums”, its main features being editorial content, discussion forums and chats. The website operates on the basis of contributions from its users, and has a UK audience of 0.7 million unique users (7 million page impressions)¹, showing a growth of 36 percent compared to the previous year.

On the basis of this successful, profitable business model, generated in the fiscal year ending April 2011 a turnover of EUR 3.1m. has been present in the UK since 2005 with, which recorded 0.6 million unique visitors¹. The acquisition of makes the group the market leader and gives it an added competitive edge for advertising clients in realizing Pan-European campaigns.

The current management team around the founders Siobhan Freegard, Cathy Court and Sarah Russell, stays on board and will actively develop the future of the company. will be consolidated in the group’s accounts as of August 2011.

¹Comscore, June 2011

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