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News from ODI friends in Germany. Light editing on my part.

Meetic bought 100% of neu.de and 100% of partner.de for a sum of 25 million Euros. For dating executives in Europe, the acquisition was not a surprise, because neu.de made a big “pimp up for aquisition” in the last month. Insiders think meetic+neu.de will have postion 2-3 by turnover but the market leader is still friendscout24. We’re all interested in Match’s reaction, they are now absolutly behind the top-players in germany.

Neu.de currently has 26,000 subscribers and is the third-largest online dating site on the German market, after Friendscout and Meetic.

More details at Meetic(PDF). Thanks to Dirk Pflitsch for the insight and information.