AOL acquires buy.at

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As most of you will have heard by now AOL acquired our portfolio company buy.at this week for $125m.  You can find the press release here.

Thanks to the many of you who have passed on your congratulations, and more importantly thank you to everyone who helped us along the way.  The list is long and I’m going to name just three:

  • Bruce McLaren – Chairman
  • Kevin Cornils – CEO
  • Steve Brown – COO and founder

They have all been awesome and I would work with any of them again in a heartbeat.

I’m afraid I can’t really say much about the transaction, but I will say that I think both sides got a great deal.  The buy.at team did a brilliant job over the last couple of years taking the business up a level or two and now AOL, through their Advertising.com division, are best placed to take it on from here.

  • Having been the MD and founder of Lightstate which became buy.at Leads division, the only acquisition by buy.at , I share the same sentiments as you Nic, it’s ben a great time and Kevin Cornills, Bruce Mclaren and Steve Brown have been 3 very smart to learn from and report into.

    This also having been my Team and Is first venture where we worked with a VC backed company has not been as painful as we thought 🙂

    And last but not least a thank you to you Nic for letting us take a 5 million £ business to be a part of a much bigger exit.

  • Having been the MD and founder of Lightstate which became buy.at Leads division, the only acquisition by buy.at , I share the same sentiments as you Nic, it’s ben a great time and Kevin Cornills, Bruce Mclaren and Steve Brown have been 3 very smart to learn from and report into.

    This also having been my Team and Is first venture where we worked with a VC backed company has not been as painful as we thought 🙂

    And last but not least a thank you to you Nic for letting us take a 5 million £ business to be a part of a much bigger exit.

  • Congratualations Nic and the buy.at team!

  • Congratualations Nic and the buy.at team!

  • nic

    Thanks Shak – next time I will try to get from ‘not too painful’ to something genuinely positive!!! Thanks again for your part.

  • nic

    Thanks Shak – next time I will try to get from ‘not too painful’ to something genuinely positive!!! Thanks again for your part.

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